have the sames of the eight Republicans who voted for the cap and trade bill. All from blue states, three from New Jersey.
I say we put New Jersey on eBay.Here in its entirety
is the 309-page amendment that was inserted at 3:00 AM. Think anyone had time to read it?
Greenpeace thinks the bill is too weak
James Inhofe thinks the bill is dead in the Senate
. But don't take his prognostication for granted. Fight! Call your Senators!
Before you make any calls, educate yourselves about the bill. Start with Heritage scholar Ben Lieberman's Congressional testimony
. This was delivered before the 309-page amendment, so this portion might not be entiurely correct:
The only entities directly regulated by Waxman-Markey would be the electric utilities, oil refiners, natural gas producers, and some manufacturers that produce energy on site.
On his show today, Rush Limbaugh said that cap-and-trade would directly regulate home sales. Anyone selling a house would be required to get an EPA inspection; certain "green" renovations such as replacing older heat-leaky windows with the better-insulating kind would be required before sale. One gets the impression that the law would make it nearly impossible to sell fixer-upper houses anymore. I need some documentation on this to get a better picture. Limbaugh hasn't mentioned this exhange on his website yet (the broadcast day just ended a little over an hour ago); I'll check back later to see if he mentions this segment and documents his source.