Saturday, January 20, 2007

ceos say, climate change is bad

Ten companies are joining with environmental companies in the "U.S. Climate Action Partnership" to urge the government to get off its ample duff and do something meaningful about climate change. They called for mandatory reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (10-30% over 15 years) - not just reductions in the rate of growth, which de facto President George W. "We Don't Need No Stinking Science" Bush seems to think is good enough.

It's a big group of companies. Alcoa, BP America, Caterpillar, DuPont, General Electric, Lehman Brothers, and four utilities (Duke Energy, FPL Group, PG&E and PNM Resources).

Yes, even big oil companies and electricity firms realize that climate change just might be bad for business. Maybe Bush'll get the message. And Congress should act quickly to pass something meaningful, with teeth, and dare Bush to veto it. If he signs it, good because maybe we can start trying to really do something. And if Bush vetos it, what the heck it's an issue in 2008.


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