A spate of bills calling for greenhouse-gas controls have been introduced in the US senate. Ten major corporations have formed a coalition to push President Bush for action. Now a House of Representatives committee is shoving climate change to the top of its agenda.
Here's some video footage of Democratic House Leader, Nancy Pelosi, talking tough on global warming and energy independence.
Within the first 100 hours of the new Congressional session, Pelosi and the Dems have committed to introducing new legislation “repealing big oil subsidies and investing in renewable fuels.” So far, the Democrats have kept to their word and passed the Clean Energy Act, rolling back subsidies to big oil companies.
A nationwide group , cognizant of the increasing political momentum for federal controls, is calling for emission reductions of 10 per cent to 30 per cent over the next 15 years.
A new alliance of scientists and religious leaders has reached a first-ever agreement to join forces in defense of life on earth. Representatives of the group are meeting with members of Congress today and tomorrow, and they have requested a meeting with President Bush.