Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New Sense of Urgency?

Today's Washington Post reported on the issues being discussed on the Hill and the feeling of a 'new sense of urgency' surrounding how to address climate change. Hardly new; rather, a new election item that can be latched onto, which ties right into the energy/security/biofuels complex. The last paragraph of the article sums it up best:

' Even opponents of a strict cap said they expected lawmakers to craft legislation capping carbon dioxide in the coming months. "The climate-science questions have now given way to real policy analysis -- the tough choices of what policies will work," electric utilities lobbyist Scott Segal said about the Senate hearing. "That will require serious homework, and this hearing doesn't do any at all." '

Real solutions require more than bipartisan rhetoric.

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