Posted by | November 5, 2009 10:38 | Filed under: Top Stories

Senate Democrats approved a climate bill without Republicans present, because Republicans were boycotting. Senator Barbara Boxer (right), head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, made the bold move.

The bill would require cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent over the next decade from 2005 levels. But Republicans warned the bill would leave consumers with higher energy bills.


“This would be the largest tax increase in the history of America,” Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., one of the seven committee Republicans, told Fox News. “I can only conclude that they don’t want the public to know how much money this thing is going to cost.”


But the argument on the other side is that it creates jobs and reduces costs in the long term.


“There are those who will suggest that moving toward clean energy will destroy our economy, when it’s the system we currently have that endangers our prosperity and prevents us from creating millions of new jobs,” Obama told his audience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Boxer said the bill provides “a clean energy future, creating millions of jobs and protecting our children from dangerous pollution.”

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