A U.S. Senate committee has passed landmark legislation aimed at combating global warming by limiting carbon dioxide emissions. The vote was timed to coincide with the U.N. conference on climate change taking place in Bali, Indonesia. VOA's Deborah Tate reports from Capitol Hill.HOLY YEAH. 11 Nazi-Crats have overpowered the 8 pigheads to save the earth from the rest of the humanity. THEY ALONE have sealed the deal that will ensure our kids, who are alive now, can live out the rest of their meager lives knowing that their world was saved by these courageous few.
"We are facing a crisis that will hit our children and our grandchildren the hardest if we do not act now. Not to act would be wrong, cowardly, and irresponsible," said Senator Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, chairwoman of the committee.
The Democratic-led Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11 to eight, largely along party lines, to send the measure to the full Senate for what supporters hope will be action early next year.
I am so thankful that these 11 people have decided how the rest of us 300 million peons in the USA are going to save the ENTIRE PLANET. I wonder if these 11 know how thankful the other 4 billion in the world appreciate them for their efforts. Because of these 11's efforts, the rest of the world can go on with their self-important lives as before. They no longer have to resort to living on strict combination of socialist and Stalinist agendas to make themselves feel better about themselves.
So, let us hear a bit about this bill and what it would do to us and our economy just as we are entering into a global war...
The bill would set caps on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from electric utility, transportation and manufacturing industries beginning in 2012 with the goal of cutting emissions 60 percent by 2050. It would create an incentive system that would give credits to industries that cut pollution. Industries that failed to reduce emissions would be forced to buy credits from others.
I love you James Inhofe.
But many Republicans oppose the legislation, saying it would increase energy costs and lead to job losses. They argue the measure does not ensure that other nations, particularly China and India, will cut emissions.
"China's emission will continue to accelerate as it builds coal plants and imports jobs from the United States. This will be enormously expensive to households within seven years as electricity prices skyrocket by 35 to 65 percent," said Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the committee.