January 22, 2007

TXU may be fucked...

Possibly good news on the gloabl warming/pollution/being able to breathe in 20 years front. TXU may not get to build their dirty coal plants after all.

"The Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act of 2007" would cap greenhouse-gas emissions of the electric power, industrial, transportation, and commercial sectors at 2004 levels by 2012 and reduce them to one-third that level by 2050.

Similar bills, introduced by Sens. Joe Lieberman, an Independent from Connecticut, and John McCain, R-Ariz., in 2003 and 2005 have failed to pass.

But the new measure, also co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has improved its chances of passing in the new Democratic-controlled Congress. The White House has opposed capping carbon emissions, saying they are too costly and deter economic growth.

That last part really makes me laugh. Evidently Connecticut native George Bush hasn't read the Big Picture Book of New Technologies and New Jobs or Mommy, I can't breathe! (A primer for children living with asthma).

Posted by mcblogger at January 22, 2007 09:40 AM

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