Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lieberman and McCain Urge Congressional Colleagues to Promote Nuclear Energy

In today's edition of the Boston Globe, Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ) got busy re-introducing the Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act to the American public:

The bill, which has growing bipartisan support, would harness the power of the free market and the engine of American innovation to reduce the nation's greenhouse gas emissions substantially enough and quickly enough to forestall catastrophic global warming.
However, they have a bit of advice for their Congressional colleagues:
Congress must listen to the companies that will be governed by the new climate law. After all, they are the ones who will develop and deploy the advanced energy technologies that will solve this problem. While intransigent firms should not be allowed to weaken the legislation, lawmakers must be open to a good-faith business perspective that can help solve this urgent global problem. As the bill reflects, lawmakers must also have the courage to promote safe climate-friendly nuclear energy.
For a copy of the bill, click here.

1 comment:

Joffan said...

An impressive list of cosponsors, especially in a Dem-majority Senate, suggesting good progress is possible on this bill:
Carper, Thomas R. (D)
Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D)
Collins, Susan M. (R)
Durbin, Richard (D)
Lincoln, Blanche L. (D)
McCain, John (R)
Nelson, Bill (D)
Obama, Barack (D)
Snowe, Olympia J. (R)

... and the sponsor Lieberman is technically (I).