Saturday, July 29, 2006

 

Jeffords shows the way

I'm not voting for anyone who won't sign on for this.
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check out Sen. Jeffords' Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act. Here
are the highlights:
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· Requires that the U.S. reduce its emissions between 2010 and 2020
to 1990 levels. By 2030, the U.S. must reduce its emissions by 1/3 of
80% percent below 1990 levels, by 2040 by 2/3 of 80% percent below 1990
levels and by 2050, to a level that is 80 percent below 1990 levels.

· Requires that power plants, automobiles and carbon intensive
businesses reduce their global warming pollution.

· In the event that global atmospheric concentrations exceed 450
parts per million or that average global temperatures increase above 2
degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial
average, EPA can require additional reductions.

· Provides for standards and grants for sequestration of greenhouse
gases.

· The National Academy of Sciences will report to EPA and the
Congress to determine whether goals of the Act have been met.

· Requires the US to derive 20% of its electricity from renewable
sources by 2020.

· Establishes energy efficiency standards similar those found in
California and ten other states.

· Invests in innovative technologies.


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