Freeman

IN BRIEF

Climate Bill Pushed Through Committee

NOVEMBER 06, 2009

“In a step that reflected deep partisan divisions in the Senate over the issue of global warming, Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee pushed through a climate bill on Thursday without any debate or participation by Republicans.” (New York Times, Friday)

Looks like its Hail Mary time.

FEE Timely Classic:
Mandating Renewable Energy: It Ain’t Easy Being Green” By Michael Heberling

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