Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cap and Trade - #2728 - Congressional GOP Moves to Stop EPA's Cap and Trade Regulations - Human Events (2) Gallup Poll Shows Global Warming Fears Losing Steam - Hot Air

The House and Senate Republicans both moved forward on Tuesday to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse emissions. The Obama administration has started implementing new regulations which tax businesses and raise gas prices for consumers to pursue its climate change agenda.  The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910) on Tuesday by a vote of 34-19. Three Democrats on the committee supported the bill: Jim Matheson (Utah), John Barrow (Ga.) and Mike Ross (Ark.).  “The Energy Tax Prevention Act is about gas prices, and stopping the EPA from driving them even higher,” committee Chairman Fred Upton (R.-Mich.) told HUMAN EVENTS exclusively after the vote.  Read more.......
Gallup Poll Shows Global Warming Fears Losing Steam - Hot Air - Or maybe the results from Gallup’s latest poll are all part of a natural cycle. Every seven years or so, the bottom appears to fall out of the global-warming market. In 2000, for instance, 72% of Gallup responders said they worried a great deal or fair amount about global warming, a peak result over the last 22 years Gallup has polled on the question. In 2004, that number plunged to 51%, after a relatively mild recession had people worrying more about their pocketbooks. In 2008, the number rose again to a decade-long peak of 66% as America searched for a President whose mere visage would force the oceans to retreat and the Earth to cool.  Three years later, after America’s worst post-war recession, we’re suddenly back to being practical:  Americans continue to express less concern about global warming than they have in the past, with 51% saying they worry a great deal or fair amount about the problem — although attitudes appear to have stabilized compared with last year.  Read more......

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