Global Warming Bill Gaining Steam


While health care reform is still on the front burner on Capitol Hill, talk is arising that the climate change bill is gaining steam. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is expected to pass the Boxer-Kerry climate change bill in time for the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen in December.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) co-authored a Sunday Op-Ed in the New York Times with Senate sponsor Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass), calling for the Senate to pass Boxer/Kerry global warming legislation.

Still, Energy Secretary Steven Chu is hoping for passage before the Copenhagen summit. “Whether there will be a bill on the president’s desk and he’ll sign it, I’m hopeful it will be,” Chu said during a meeting on clean coal technology in London on Monday. “It’ll be tight (but) there’s a good shot.”

Support of climate change legislation by moderate GOP Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina is also seen as a boost for moving the bill along.

The Colorado Farm Bureau and AFBF remain fully committed to defeating climate change legislation.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by tom verquer on October 21, 2009 at 4:12 am

    IF And when this bill passes, it will bot be good for the USA and the rest of the world , there is not really any sound scientific basis for the idea of Global Warming . I hope our elected representatives and senators in washington will defeat this nonsencical bill.

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    • Posted by Shawn Martini on October 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm

      Tom, Thank you for your comments. Your views are completely in line with the position of the Colorado Farm Bureau. The cap and trade scheme would by the EPA’s own admission, do nothing to help ease global warming (if one assumes it exists) at the same time that it puts American food and consumer goods at a competitive disadvantage to countries who are not so foolish as to pass similar legislation. I would encourage you to participate in AFBF and CFB’s “Don’t CAP Our Future” campaign to defeat the cap and trade scheme. You can find more information here.

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