Waxman to push carbon limits in conference if Senate falls short

henry_waxmanBy Ben Geman

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said he would “absolutely” seek to keep greenhouse gas limits alive in a House-Senate conference if the Senate approves energy legislation this summer that omits carbon provisions.”It would be open in conference to consider because our bill has it,” Waxman told The Hill Wednesday.

Waxman authored a sweeping climate and energy bill that the House narrowly approved last year that merges an “economy-wide” cap-and-trade system with other provisions to boost alternative energy and energy efficiency.

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28 Responses to Waxman to push carbon limits in conference if Senate falls short

  1. Hal Groar July 1, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    I am writing to my guy in the house to squash this thing. (John Kline) I think I will be preaching to the choir though, he is pretty much against this stuff. Everyone needs to do the same on this. The economy is too weak now, this will push it over the edge. I have already contacted Frankin(stein) and kloubchar, yea, good luck with those two. This must be stopped!

  2. paul wenum July 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    It will take it’s course in due time. Like that you are making contact with your rep! Wish more would do same. If they do not listen, there is November.

  3. Rob N. Hood July 2, 2010 at 6:53 am #

    Yearning for the good-o-days of the Bush years… ahh yes… the wars, the recession, the economic collapase, the bailouts, the multiple constitutional illegalities, the torture (still going on unfortunately), the terrorist attacks on our soil, extensive de-regulation… those were the days!

  4. paul wenum July 2, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    Sounds like you are discussing Your Leader, Obama?

  5. Rob N. Hood July 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    I have already complained many times about how Obama has continued in Bush’s footsteps in many ways. So your point is…?

  6. paul wenum July 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm #


  7. jack mac July 3, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Waxman looks like a RAT and if he succeeds the USA will be in alot of trouble.China and other Asian industries will be given a big advantage, they don’t believe in
    this Global Warming Crap. I live in australia and this winter is breaking records for cold temperatures, Sydney had the coldest june day for 61 years.
    People of the USA dont let Waxman RAT on your economy.

  8. Rob N. Hood July 4, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    I have already said over and over again I have always voted and probably will again- but not for the Dems or Repugs. Locally for the Dems, but not for Prez anymore. Been there done that- to no avail. The Dems used to be the lesser of two evils- but now they’re the same.

    Why do you keep repeating the same mantra,? I realize you don’t respond directly to anything I say, but to be a broken record is… well cracked.

  9. paul wenum July 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    I keep repeating what every American should do. Vote. Very simple but less than 1/2 do. Now that is sad. They don’t believe it counts. Doesn’t count if you don’t vote.

    • Dan McGrath July 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

      It takes more than just voting.

  10. Rob N. Hood July 6, 2010 at 7:37 am #

    If less than 1/2 of the population votes, then no politican wins with a “majority.” While you are correct about the first part of this- you also contradicted yourself about those being elected with the “majority” vote, or alternatively without the majority vote, etc.


    And there are many reasons for this other than or in addition to your belief that this is because of “laziness.” I believe it occurs beause most ot the non-voters realize the utter futility of it all. I now include my self in that category.

    So Dan, if I were to ape Paul the suddenly silent Paul- I would like to ask- What do you propose we do then, other tahn vote. (I agree with you BTW). Just want to hear your ideas.

  11. paul wenum July 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I’m not “Silent” Robbie Boy. Other than insurrection, voting, in my humble opinion is the only choice. Then you live with your “vote.” At least there is commitment. By the way, I’m tired of donating to causes that don’t carry my beliefs. If there is ever a candidate that holds my beliefs I will donate. Haven’t see one yet.

  12. Rob N. Hood July 9, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    Another odd contradiction from Paul the Voter. You say you vote, will keep on voting, ad naseaum… and yet there is no cause that holds your beliefs to donate to. Thus the obvious question: who the heck are you voting for???!!

  13. paul wenum July 11, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    The best qualified candidate that actually worked for a living and has common sense, not a community organizer. That said, community organization is good for the community at large if done for the common cause for all with no political agenda. Not, however, a job that gets you into the Presidency without further qualification. Oh, that’s right Senate for 1 1/2 years? Rarely voted? That is the difference that we are seeing now. Our President I believe is a fine man, but out of his league as a leader. Yes, he has socialist tendencies/actions that we, as Americans, cannot ignore like our usual media that will cost us dearly in the end (BHICA). I personally Have yet to see a candidate that really stands out, have you? Finally, The day an American loses their “Right to Vote” is the day you can bury America as a true republic and ever person that I know has the same core belief. Enough said.

  14. Rob N. Hood July 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Not enough said- you didn’t answer the question, as usual.

    How about this data??

    We are behind the following countries re: income disparity, Turkey, Mexico and then America. Finally proud America gets a bronze medal for inequality. Then America´s cheerleaders in this regard, the teabaggers, are bona fide avant garde masochists perfectly able to sacrifice their entire well being for their masters, the rich.

    America is truly strange, very, very strange.

  15. paul wenum July 12, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    As an Alinsky left winger you will never give up will you? Must have Chicago roots I assume? You were taught well. Perhaps a Community Organizer at one time were you?

  16. Rob N. Hood July 13, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    You just did another “Alinsky” move. You are truly deluded into thinking you are something you are not.

  17. paul wenum July 13, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    Check but not check mate.

  18. Rob N. Hood July 14, 2010 at 7:23 am #

    I’ll accept that, because your kind usually wins in the end. Why? Your side uses everything to win; dishonesty, violence, etc. Whatever it takes. People like you are just being used, by the elite. But you will probably never realize that. That’s what really frustrates people like me.

  19. paul wenum July 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm #

    “Dishonesty, violence?” Explain in detail how this was used to “Win?” Are you talking the DNC, ACORN, Black Panthers???? Yes that frustrates people like me!

  20. Rob N. Hood July 17, 2010 at 9:13 am #

    Umm Paul- your position is that the Right is non-violent and even has that at guiding philosopy?? Sounds like the Left to me. But what do I know…?

    • Dan McGrath July 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

      Well, how about that? Some notions are just universal.

  21. paul wenum July 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    Seems to never change. Keeps our Republic interesting doesn’t it?

  22. Rob N. Hood July 21, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    William Osler summarized it all some years ago, “The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism.”

  23. paul wenum July 21, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    You already cut and paste this same quote in a prior post. Old timers disease at 48?

  24. Rob N. Hood July 26, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    It’s a good quote- and true for human nature. You offer no better reparte than that? You are sad. It could be used to bolster your agrument against global warming theory.

  25. paul wenum July 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Please check your spell check.

  26. Rob N. Hood August 1, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    Ouch- got me again! Touche Sir Paul of Clueless.

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