Boucher unveils global warming billSo you know, this "cap and trade" idiocy proved to be attractive to the Europeans a few years ago too, until they actually passed legislation much like the law ol' Rick is proposing, only to find out it doesn't work.
Ninth District U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher has released a discussion draft of legislation that would reduce the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050, in part by setting caps on the amount of the greenhouse gas polluters can emit each year.
In addition, the bill provides a mechanism for heavy polluters to reduce their CO2 output by “trading” emissions allowances with lesser polluters.
Boucher released the draft Monday in his capacity as chairman of the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee. (link requires paid subscription)
But beyond that, has the news reached Mr. Boucher's permanent home in the Washington suburbs that global warming - as actual global temperature data rolls in - may be nothing more than mindless hysteria?
And has our congressman not been informed that there's some other small issue that needs his attention?