Senate panel passes climate change
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Republicans boycott, but Senate panel passes climate change
By Jim Snyder - 11/05/09 07:33 PM ET
The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee passed a Senate climate bill on Thursday despite a Republican boycott.
[QUOTE]The Senate bill, co-sponsored by Democratic Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Barbara Boxer of California, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, more than what is called for under the House climate bill. [QUOTE]
Democrats voted 11-1 to approve the bill, with Sen. Max Baucus of Montana the only “no” vote. Baucus said the legislation’s timetable for emissions reductions was too aggressive, although bill supporters took heart in his pledge to work to craft a measure that could reach the 60-vote threshold in the Senate.
Makes me think that the Dems were busy today. Maybe Obama will feel that this step forward will allow him to go to Copenhagen as he cited a lack of climate change legislation as one reason for not going.
hmmm. That sentence is 'awkward.' I hope you all understand it. I'm awfully tired to change it.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)
8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.