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« on: January 22, 2013, 02:46:41 PM »

Barbara Boxer sees carbon tax in the mix ('Sandy' will be catalyst for O's climate change action)
 SFGate.com ^ | 1/22/13 | Carolyn Lochhead

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Sen. Barbara Boxer said she had a one word answer for why President Obama promised to act on climate change in his second inaugural address: “Sandy.”

Boxer called Hurricane Sandy a turning point in public opinion on global warming, and said Washington will act to curb CO2 emissions not via legislation but through the Environmental Protection Agency.

“My view is they have no choice but to act,” Boxer said, referring to a Supreme Court ruling that affirmed that greenhouse gasses are pollutants under the Clean Air Act. “The EPA has huge authority here.”

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“There may be a way to do away with the gas tax at the pump if we do a carbon tax,” Boxer said. She conceded the unpopularity of a carbon tax in Congress but said it is “in the mix.” She argued that the gas tax is raising less money each year as fuel efficiency standards rise, noting that her plug-in hybrid gets 150 miles per gallon.

She said Obama “knows he’s going to be judged by history,” because someday “people are going to say they had a window to act” on CO2 emissions. The EPA is currently considering imposing CO2 emissions standards on existing electrical generation plants, which she said account for 35 percent of the nation’s CO2 emissions.

As for China, which has surpassed the United States in CO2 emissions, Boxer said pollution is so bad now that “you cannot see in China.” She recalled a 2011 trip she made there, where an official remarked that it was a beautiful day. “No it was not,” Boxer said. She argued that China will be forced to reduce its air pollution, and doing so will also reduce CO2 emissions.


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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 03:10:12 PM »

we need environmental change. Global warming is speeding up and you can only expect more storms, harsher weather patterns and more extinction of animals which is at a record pace.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 03:11:48 PM »

we need environmental change. Global warming is speeding up and you can only expect more storms, harsher weather patterns and more extinction of animals which is at a record pace.

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So lets just place more taxes to go into the hands of criminals like Al Gore right?   That will solve everything. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 06:55:28 AM »

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So lets just place more taxes to go into the hands of criminals like Al Gore right?   That will solve everything. 

no not at all, but you are a climate change denier so I don't expect you to agree with any provisions made to help the environment.

you are behind the curve in every way.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 06:56:12 AM »

no not at all, but you are a climate change denier so I don't expect you to agree with any provisions made to help the environment.

you are behind the curve in every way.

and so far every so called solution won't do jack shit but raise peoples taxes. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 07:24:26 AM »

we need environmental change. Global warming is speeding up and you can only expect more storms, harsher weather patterns and more extinction of animals which is at a record pace.

Global warming is a false concept. Urban warming and global climate change are the real issues IMO.
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