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Waxman-Markey: What Others Say

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 26, 2009

Today, newspapers all over America have published editorials and op-eds on the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. Here's a sample:

"We're not ignorant of political realities, and we don't believe the perfect should become the enemy of the good. Congress should deliver a bill to Mr. Obama this year. But given that congressional action could set a template for years or decades, we think it's too soon to settle for something that falls so far short of ideal." - The Washington Post, June 26

"By any measure--drought, famine, coastal devastation--the costs of inaction, of clinging to a broken energy policy, will dwarf the costs of acting now. It is this truth that the House must keep firmly in mind as it votes." - The New York Times, June 26

"As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country's carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming." - Kimberly A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal, June 26

"The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump. Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey." - Investor's Business Daily, June 26

Right now the U.S. House of Representatives is debating the bill and a vote is scheduled for later today. Stay tuned...

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