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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    I have a question.

    Can, or cannot, this bill be repealed later? supposing that Obama ****s-up?

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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Under the bill, the government would limit heat-trapping pollution from factories, refineries and power plants and issue allowances for polluters
    Doesn't sound too bad especially considering ...

    U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are rising at about 1 percent a year and are predicted to continue increasing without mandatory limits.


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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its nice to once again have a President that isn't afraid of Science.

    The rest of the world was passing us by due to the lack of efforts of the prior administration in advancing alternative energy. Even China is exporting more solar energy than we are right now. This bill is a step in the right direction.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXXZYcaSCeI]YouTube - Boehner: America Has the Right to Know the Consequences of Speaker Pelosi's Nat'l Energy Tax[/ame]
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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Doesn't sound too bad especially considering ...
    And China? Duhhhhh, I don't know and I don't care, as long as we do something really stupid and it SOUNDS good.
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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And China? Duhhhhh, I don't know and I don't care, as long as we do something really stupid and it SOUNDS good.
    China needs to get on board as well ofc.

    Yes well if climate change only affected US and only US then i'd be happy to allow you lot to screw your living space but unfortunately it affects the world.


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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    China already is on board. It's because it's a developing nation that we are not seeing the immediate improvements we would like from it. However, it already has a keen interest in developing green technology for the simple fact of population density. If cleaner alternatives are not implemented, then within a couple of generations everyone will be dead or suffering terrible illness.

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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Really? I don't see that in what I read so far.
    It's supposed to be about 1300 pages long, and 300 of those pages were supposedly added at 4:00 a.m. on the day of the vote, and copies were not provided for Republicans.
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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Americans have a clear picture of which party they should vote for in the next election depending upon how they feel about the environment.
    More like how they feel about being serfs in their own country.

    If you want to help the environment feel free to do so. Why not pick up some litter along the highway, and leave governing to the informed?
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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    One thing to remember is that C02 pollution mainly comes from coal and oil. Two resources their the supply will continue to decrease and their the demand will increase if somethings isn't done. A large part of the worlds oil is also in unstable countries and/or countries hostile to the USA. That for long term economy benefits it can be really be good to decrease the dependence of oil and coal.

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    Re: House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How are they building all this green stuff if there's a credit crisis? Are those projects being paid for with cash? There are contactors in Spain that are that liquid?? I'm guessing, no.
    Yes there are. The local power companies in Europe are not exactly "poor" and are the ones that are pushing tons of money into alternative energy projects along with national governments.
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