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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hillary On Global Warming

Four senators, including Hillary Clinton, are calling on Congress to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions:

Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, told reporters Wednesday in Anchorage that Inupiat Eskimo residents in Barrow have found their ancestral land and traditional lifestyle disrupted by disappearing sea ice, thawing permafrost, increased coastal erosion and changes to wildlife habitat.

Heat-stimulated beetle infestation also has killed vast amounts of the spruce forest in the Yukon Territory, they said.

Such observations provide more ammunition in the fight for a bill, co-sponsored by McCain and Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Connecticut, to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, McCain said. That bill repeatedly has failed to pass the Senate.

"People around the country are going to demand it," McCain said. "It's the special interests versus the people's interest."
Of course, Bush supports a voluntary plan for industry to cut greenhouse gas output. He has no interest in biting the hands that feed him, regardless of what it is doing to our environment.

Via CNN.

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