President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources.
Obama said some opponents "make cynical claims that contradict the overwhelming scientific evidence when it comes to climate change — claims whose only purpose is to defeat or delay the change that we know is necessary."...
Next week, the Senate environment committee will take up its version of a global warming bill. The legislation would cut greenhouse gases by about 80 percent by 2050 — as the president called for in his campaign — and require more domestic energy to come from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydropower. The House passed a similar bill in June.
The two business groups to which Obama alluded oppose reducing emissions by allowing companies to buy and sell permits to pollute, a system known as cap and trade.
With work still to be done on health care and deep divisions in Congress over the best approach to climate change, the chances the Senate will pass a climate bill by the end of the year are slim. That means U.S. negotiators are likely to not have firm targets set before 192 nations gather in Copenhagen, Denmark, to hammer out a new treaty to slow global warming.
Comment: Anyone with lick of sense knows none of the methods the leftist environmentalists are cramming down our throats will work. The simple answer to a robust energy solution is three fold: 1. improve the coal burning plants so the emissions are cleaned; with the huge coal reserves this country has we should have reduced our oil dependency in the 1980s by at least 60 percent: 2. engage a massive effort to go nuclear, this is the best long term solution and the cleanest; 3. remove the regulatory impediments that thwart energy development and stream line the process for innovation. Anything other than that is nothing more than a waste of time, money and resources. Yet we have the no-minds in the US Senate pandering to this BS.
And speaking of BS and pandering, this cap and trade is completely BS. Business groups buying and selling permits to pollute...are we so stupid that we can't see the absurdity of the whole thing? And this absurdity leads into this plan surrounding the Copenhagen agreement that will usher in this cap and trade crap all the while turning over complete sovereignty to this global "business group." There's no doubt these are same knuckleheads that caused the global banking crisis. Again who will usher all this in, the US Senate, who are charged by the US Constitution to reject or ratify treaties. But they won't be there rejecting the disastrous treaty Obama is signing us on to whilst protecting the individual states; no they will ratify it and bringing huge profits and power (outside the bounds of democratic government like the non Federal Reserve) to the special interest "business groups" that will assuredly gain from this mess.
Want to know what our business and energy future looks like? Take a look at the history of the Federal Reserve and our economy since WWII and that will provide a glimpse. And remember it was a small cabal in the US Senate who colluded with a few bankers in 1913 that gave us the Federal Reserve Act without the majority of the citizenry even knowing what was taking place.
Folks, strangely enough with the global banking manipulation, cap and trade, government mandated and run health care, and not to forget the unending war, it seems as if the US Senate is molding the United States strangely into this amalgamated socialist-fascist state...but that's just one man's take.