Greeley Hosts Rally Opposing Markey/Waxman Global Warming Bill


IMG_0001With Congress set to return from the August recess this week, Farm Bureau’s grassroots campaign against the cap-and-trade bill has been effective in rallying opposition and educating the public on dangers of the legislation to agriculture and the economy.

“The effort is a great success, and we greatly appreciate the hard work of all the state Farm Bureaus in making this happen,” said Cody Lyon, director of grassroots advocacy for the American Farm Bureau Federation. “People are now well aware that the Waxman-Markey climate change bill means higher costs for families, businesses and farms.”

Between 750 and 1,000 people let it be known last Tuesday that they want nothing to do with climate change legislation that has been passed by the U.S. House and is headed for the Senate. They voiced their opinion at a rally hosted by the American Petroleum Institute and AFBF at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley.

The so-called cap and trade legislation would put a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, but Steve Wells, who ranches east of Greeley, called the legislation “a disaster,” and predicted it will lead to the destruction of not only the oil and gas economy in Weld County, but the economy of the country.

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