Saturday, June 7, 2008

No Senate Help On Climate Crisis

Still stalling, the US Senate let's down the world again.

On Friday, the Senate set aside a bill to combat climate change after failing to gather the 60 votes necessary to move the legislation forward...
You can't have a more important issue to be dealing with on the floor of the Senate," Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) stated to reporters. Yet, the debate has been "reduced to trickery and gimmicks and parliamentary games.

The United States remains one of the only major economic powers not to sign on to the Kyoto Protocol, and the Bush administration, buttressed by Congressional inaction, has refused to cooperate with domestic and international organizations to address climate change by significantly altering US energy policies.
-From a Truthout report

Still more reasons we have to win in the House and Senate this year.