Saturday, July 29, 2006


Jeffords shows the way

I'm not voting for anyone who won't sign on for this.

check out Sen. Jeffords' Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act. Here
are the highlights:

· 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

· 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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