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Sen Casey seen as a swing vote on climate change
It continues to blow my mind that so many legislators are willing to stake their legacies on denying climate change. Just because you can find some well paid off scientist in some nothing university to tell you that he's a climate change skeptic doesn't change the fact that the evidence keeps piling up.
And piling up.
Climate Change is real. It's probably too late for us already, but we should at least not run off the cliff like a lot of lemmings.
That's why it was so important when the courts rules that Greenhouse Gases can, in fact, be regulated as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act, but now that major step is coming under serious fire by members of the GOP, according to this report on Politico.
Fortunately, the President is saying he'd veto it (that is, assuming it was glommed onto something he can't veto):
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Nancy Sutley repeated the veto threat Wednesday. “The president’s advisers have said if it comes to a straight up or down, they’d recommend he’d veto it,” she told reporters. “And I think that continues to be where we are.”
Unfortunately, not all Dems are on the right side here, and the GOP has Bob Casey on a list of Dems they think they can bring along.
“There’s anywhere from 12 to 15 Democrats that we are eying that we think would have an interest in supporting a bill like this,” the aide said. Among the Democrats Republicans are watching: Bob Casey (Pa.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Herb Kohl (Wis.), Jon Tester (Mont.), Jim Webb (Va.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), John Rockefeller (W.Va.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Tim Johnson (S.D.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.).
If you think that sucks as much as I do, then tell Casey it sucks. Do it here.