All this, assessed purely as a response to global warming, amounts to pissing in the wind .....
and looks to me as if the 2008 presidential stage has been set.
Lieberman insisted their bill "solves the global warming problem without weakening the nation's economic position or imposing hardship on its citizens."
Their plan would rely heavily on the development of new technologies and market-based techniques to diminish the cost of emissions reductions, he said.
To keep costs in check, businesses could buy emissions "credits" from other companies that have exceeded their reduction targets and could use other methods to avoid the most costly cutbacks, according to a draft of the bill obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.