Trio of Senators Offer New Climate Change Proposal

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R.-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I.-Conn.) on Thursday held a press conference to talk up a proposal on climate legislation that includes caps on greenhouse gas emissions and incentives for offshore oil-and-gas exploration and nuclear power plants. The proposal won praise from President Barack Obama.

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According to a Wall Street Journal article, it’s unclear whether the proposal can win over Democrats from heartland states and Republicans that are opposed to adopting caps on U.S. carbon emissions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has put off consideration of a climate bill until spring and is currently focusing attention on health care and jobs.

Sen. Lindsey Grahm earlier this year, bucked the party line and pledged to work with Sen. Kerry on global warming legislation after negotiations slowed in the Senate.

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One response to this post.

  1. To Sen Kerry ,Graham,and Lieberman, gentlemen please realize that the cproposed Climate Change legislation, will have very little effect if any on the overall climate of the world. Most of the developing countries, as well as China only care about making as much money freom the ” fair Trade” when we in the good old USA wants ro foot the bill.


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