USCAP calls for mandatory cap, emission reduction

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  1. KenH

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    USCAP calls for mandatory cap, emission reduction

    Filed from Houston 1/15/2009 3:21:20 PM GMT

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) today unveiled a comprehensive and detailed set of integrated policy recommendations for U.S. Congress and the incoming administration of President-Elect Barack Obama to enact legislation that would create an environmentally effective and economically sustainable national climate protection program.

    Developed through two years of intensive analysis and consensus-building among 26 corporation and five environmental organizations, USCAP's A Blueprint for Legislative Action calls for mandatory, economy-wide cap on emissions, with an emission reduction schedule that is consistent with President-Elect Barack Obama's targets.

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    USCAP is a coalition of major U.S. businesses and environmental groups working to enact an environmentally effective and economically smart solution to climate change.

    Leaders of USCAP organizations include officials with companies such as General Electric, Duke Energy, PG&E Corporation, BP America, Xerox and ConocoPhillips, and organizations such as World Resources Institute, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    - rest at www.energycurrent.com/index.php?print=15292
     
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    This could hurt a lot, and cost a ton....But liberals will be liberals...
     
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    And when they put people out of work will there be joy or fretting like there was over the alcohol industry.
     
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    I have been thinking about this whole greenhouse gases business and how much it will cost to implement the programs that democrats and liberals are calling for.

    I think that it would be only just for employees of the oil companies that make their living producing the product that created the greenhouse gases to pay for the cost of it all.

    I hereby propose a retroactive tax of 25% on all lifetime earnings of oil company employees.

    They profited from the mess - now they should be responsible for paying for it.

    What do you think, KenH ?
     
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    I disagree but you can attempt to get the Congress to pass such a law if you wish.
     

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