Friday, June 26, 2009

House of Representatives Passes Landmark Climate Legislation

The House has passed legislation to limit carbon emissions and put us on a path for a greener economy and green jobs.
The New York Times reports:

"The vote was 219 to 212.

The vote was the first time either house of Congress had approved a bill intended to curb the heat-trapping gases scientists have linked to climate change, and its provisions could lead to sweeping changes in many sectors of the American economy, including electric power generation, agriculture, manufacturing and construction. The House vote also establishes a marker for the United States when international negotiations on a new global climate change treaty begin later this year." See full article.

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