"This is the first time ever a Senate commitee [sic] is voting on a globval [sic] warming bill, and that's historic," said Brad Heavner, director of Environment Maryland. "There is some reasonable expectation that this will get to the floor, but the big question is will it get stronger or weaker?....We think it needs to be stronger."
If John Warner, R(?)-VA, has his way, it will be stronger. He is, so far, the only republican in favor of the lastest nonsense. Maybe Warner can find a way to get George Voinovich, R(?)-OH to support it. Then Voinovich can cry and make a spectacle of himself again, to "raise awareness" of the "dangers" of "climate change."
Here's the real effect this kind of crap will have - from the same story:
...Europe tried a pollution credit trading system to curb carbon dioxide emissions after it passed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, and power companies worked the system to make billions in profits. Electricity customers paid higher bills, thinking they were contributing to a cooler planet. But their money just went into the pockets of the electric companies, which didn't end up actually cutting down on their carbon dioxide emissions.
It is snowing here in central Virgina (and is expected later in D.C.). I love the irony.