IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...Domenici Pledges to 'Kill' Warming Bill Absent China, India Accord (Darren Samuelsohn, Environment and Energy Daily, March 27, 2007)
March 27, 2007
Posted by Matthew_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (10:03 am ET)
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY DAILY Domenici pledges to 'kill' warming bill absent China, India accord
Darren Samuelsohn, E&E Daily senior reporter
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March 27, 2007
A key Senate Republican vowed yesterday to block global warming legislation if emerging industrial nations do not make similar commitments.
"My concerns are long enough that I would kill a bill if we haven't taken some giant stride in the direction of getting China and/or India to join with this," Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) said in an interview yesterday.
China's emissions are on track to surpass the United States as early as this year, according to recent media reports, driving the Senate Energy Committee's ranking member to express concern that a new U.S. program would do little to address climate change while simultaneously harming the domestic economy.
"It's just grown on me in the past month, where I just can't believe and will not support major legislation imposed upon the American economic system and jobs and everything else," Domenici said. "I won't support doing that ... unless and until we have brought the Chinese on board, or the Indians, or there is absolute assurance they are coming on."...
In yesterday's interview, Domenici cautioned that he was no closer to joining Bingaman, now the chairman of the Energy Committee.
"The more I go through all this, the further we get," Domenici said.