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House Energy Vows to Expedite Consideration of 'Cap and Trade'

By David Fahrenthold
On the morning after another debate that stretched almost to midnight, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has pledged to hurry up its consideration of a landmark bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions.

At the start of Day Four of the committee's debate, ranking Republican Joe Barton (Texas) said he and Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) had agreed to limit debate on each new amendment to 10 minutes. That came after a second marathon session yesterday, in which the committee members spent much of their morning talking about a small change related to nuclear power.They spent much of the evening talking about a proposal to auction off all pollution credits, instead of giving many away for free. That amendment was eventually crushed, in a 52-4 vote.

"We have agreed to expedite the process today," Barton said. "We will have a final-passage vote this afternoon, within an hour or so after the House concludes its business."

Barton said that Republicans would give up their right to demand the reading of the 900-plus-page legislation. That potential delaying tactic had worried Democrats so much that they had a speed reader on call, Dow Jones reported.

In return, Barton said, Waxman had agreed to hold more hearings on the bill's "cap-and-trade" scheme, after it had passed committee.

By Paul Volpe  |  May 21, 2009; 10:54 AM ET
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They are killing our economy without allowing anyone to defend us!

No patriotic and informed American can support the global warming/cap and trade scam, more fraudulent than any Nigerian scam. Cap and trade is a huge tax on the poor and the middle class designed to give the powers of a dictator to Obama and to further enrich his billionaire friends (Gore, Soros, Goldman Sachs, Obama’s Chicago Climate Exchange friends, GE, etc.)

Cap and Trade “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification,” says famed climatologist Dr. S. Fred Singer. It would significantly increase taxes and the cost of energy, forcing many companies to close, thus increasing unemployment, poverty and dependence.

Those brainwashed to the point of wanting to destroy the economy to "prevent global warming" remind us of primitive humans who believed that killing and sacrificing others would ensure them good weather. Human beings don't have the power to control climate!

More and more scientists and thinking people all over the world are realizing that man-made global warming is a hoax that threatens our future and the future of our children. More than 700 international scientists dissent over man-made global warming claims. They are now more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.

Additionally, more than 30,000 American scientists have signed onto a petition that states, "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."

We pray that honest leaders – both Democrat and Republican - are able to save us from Obama's criminal global warming/cap-and-trade scam.

Posted by: AntonioSosa | May 21, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

god help us if we do not start looking out of our kool aid jug soon.this is another of henry waxmans toilet exploration bills,along with the help of people who own our politicians,like general electric,who stand to get billions of your money,along with unions,al the scam artist gore,and a few others. look at waxman and what he has done for california,he and pelosi keep getting sent back to washington year after year,and look at the shape california is in.soon it will be like that all accross america.i hope fla,and other states,stand against people like crist,and powell,the traitors who got their thirty pieces of silver should go away.

Posted by: silusdogood | May 25, 2009 9:03 AM | Report abuse

by the way,the washington post has seen this crap and trade crapbill as something that will cost all americans,in the name of the warming hoax,and they allow we,the people,to speak our minds on these types of subjects,unlike the leftist radical n y times,n b c cnbc,and other affiliates of general electric. my hat off to you post.

Posted by: silusdogood | May 25, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

by america,lets gather our collective patriotic backbones on independence day, black,white,rich,poor,and put political partys aside,and stand up,like we care about the future of this nation. say no crap and trade,no to acorn,general electric,and others who own our president,no more millions of our childrens dollars.

Posted by: silusdogood | May 25, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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