Friday, April 18, 2008

About Bush's third in a series of attempts to appear remotely interested in climate change, Stephen Dinan of the conservative Washington Times wrote, "One person briefed on White House deliberations said a cap-and-trade program for electric utilities was dropped from the package yesterday, after the White House was flooded with complaints from industry officials and lobbyists."

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the cap-and-trade solution to global warming always been the one most favored by right-wing, pro-business, free-market types? They've claimed it's the more reasonable and cost-effective way to go, with many environmentalists disagreeing, saying it simply won't be nearly as effective as government regulation and mandated reductions.

And yet the industry lobbyists and no-doubt right-wing cohorts are adamantly against even this provision, their preferred alternative.

Remember this the next time you see one of those warm and fuzzy ads by an energy or utility company strongly making the case that they truly care about the environment.... Just more propaganda.

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