Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Senate Climate Bill Expands Government

Senate Climate Bill's Farming, Wildlife Provisions Disappoint Conservation Coalition; The New York Times

Despite pressure from conservation and agriculture groups, Senate Democrats made few changes to natural resource and farming provisions in the climate and energy bill they unveiled Friday.

The bill from Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) includes the same percentage of emission allocations for domestic wildlife and natural resource protection as the House version, far less than environmental groups had hoped. ...

And more government...

The Senate bill also would create a National Climate Change Adaptation Program within an existing interagency effort, the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Separately, the bill would require the development of an overarching federal policy on natural resources adaptation to possible effects of climate change, including ocean acidification, drought, flooding and wildfire. Federal resource agencies and states also would have to develop their own individual plans.

The bill also would establish a National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center within the U.S. Geological Survey and a National Climate Service within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ...

Comment: If your Senator represented your state rather than the special interests, as they currently do, do you think this BS (climate change) would be even considered?

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