Washington, D.C. - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, spoke today on the Senate floor on the latest developments in global warming policy, including the release last week of the Kerry-Lieberman proposal. Senator Inhofe delivered the speech as many of the world's leading skeptics gathered in Chicago for a major climate conference.
"I proudly support the Heartland Institute's Fourth International Climate Conference, and were it not for votes on the Senate floor today, I would have delivered my speech in Chicago at the conference," Senator Inhofe said. "Taxpayer-funded science should be open and transparent. All voices and perspectives should be heard, because cap-and-trade advocates support policies that would cost trillions of dollars and millions of jobs, with virtually no climate benefits. We can't afford to get this wrong.
"That about sums up the Kerry-Lieberman bill. Americans would pay dearly in the form of lost jobs and higher gasoline prices, and they'd get just about nothing in return."