Proposals related to global warming, "peak oil,"
renewable/alternative energy, greenhouse gas:
111 Congress; as of 1/26/09
From Debbie Niwa
For details on individual bills, do a bill search at < http://thomas.loc.gov>. Be sure to select the "111th Congress".
Debbie: Is the below "green" legislation just more propaganda?
If you have not done so, I suggest reading "CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time" by Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.. Then decide if global warming and accompanying issues are deserving of our attention. http://www.warwickhughes.com/icecore/zjmar07.pdf. Excerpts are located after the list of bill proposals.
All emphasis in summaries have been added.
H.CON.RES.2 : Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service should incorporate consideration of global warming and sea-level rise into the comprehensive conservation plans for coastal national wildlife refuges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (2)
H.RES.11 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in collaboration with other international allies, should establish an energy project with the magnitude, creativity, and sense of urgency that was incorporated in the "Man on the Moon" project address the inevitable challenges of "Peak Oil".
Sponsor: Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)
H.RES.29 : Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any comprehensive plan to reform our national energy policy must promote the expanded use of renewable and alternative energy sources; increase our domestic refining capacity; promote conservation and increased energy efficiency; expand research and development, including domestic exploration; and, enhance consumer education.
Sponsor: Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] (introduced 1/7/09) Cosponsors (0)
H.R.232 : To provide for the creation of a Federal greenhouse gas registry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 1/7/09) Cosponsors (3)
H.R.330 : To establish grant programs to encourage energy-efficient economic development and green job training and creation, and to establish the Metro Area Green Institute to produce and disseminate best practice information to economic and workforce development initiatives undertaken by metropolitan communities nationally.
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 1/8/09) Cosponsors (0)
H.R.391 : To amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 1/9/09) Cosponsors (9)
H.R.585 : To direct the President to enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate certain Federal rules and regulations for potentially harmful impacts on public health, air quality, water quality, plant and animal wildlife, global climate, or the environment; and to direct Federal departments and agencies to create plans to reverse those impacts that are determined to be harmful by the National Academy of Sciences.
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 1/15/09) Cosponsors (5)
H.R.609 : To permit California and other States to effectively control greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] (introduced 1/16/09) Cosponsors (1)
S.137 : A bill to create jobs and reduce the dependence of the United States on foreign and unsustainable energy sources by promoting the production of green energy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 1/6/09) Cosponsors (0)
S.223 : A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to further the adoption of technologies developed by the Department of Agriculture, to encourage small business partnerships in the development of energy through biorefineries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (0)
S.224 : A bill to promote economic recovery through green jobs and infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 1/13/09) Cosponsors (1)
S.247 : A bill to accelerate motor fuel savings nationwide and provide incentives to registered owners of high fuel consumption automobiles to replace such automobiles with fuel efficient automobiles or public transportation.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 1/14/09) Cosponsors (3)
S.268 : A bill to provide funding for a Green Job Corps program, YouthBuild Build Green Grants, and Green-Collar Youth Opportunity Grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Murray, Patty [WA] (introduced 1/15/09) Cosponsors (1)
S.306 : A bill to promote biogas production, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, E. Benjamin [NE] (introduced 1/22/09) Cosponsors (6)
CO2: The Greatest Scientific Scandal of Our Time
Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
EIR Science, March 16, 2007
Excerpt pg1 (emphasis added):On Feb. 2, 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) again uttered its mantra of catastrophe about man-made global warming. After weeks of noisy propaganda, a 21-page ³Summary for Policymakers² of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, 2007, was presented in grandiose style in Paris to a crowd of politicians and media, accompanied by a blackout of the Eiffel Tower to show that electric energy is bad. The event induced a tsunami of hysteria that ran around the world. This was probably the main aim of this clearly political paper, prepared by governmental and United Nations bureaucrats, and published more than three months before the IPCC¹s 1,600-page scientific report, which is to be released in May. In the words of the IPCC, this delay is needed for adjustment of the main text, so that ³Changes . . . [could be] made to ensure consistency with the Summary for Policymakers.¹ ² Not a single word in these 1,600 pages is to be in conflict with what politicians said beforehand in the summary!
This is a strange and unusual method of operation for a scientific report, and even stranger is the frankness of the IPCC¹s words about the delay, disclosing its lack of scientific integrity and independence. It is exactly the same modus operandi demonstrated in the three former IPCC reports of 1990, 1995, and 2001: First the politics, then the science.
Excerpt pgs.39-40 (emphasis added):
The concern at the top about "climate change" is not genuine, and there are hidden motives behind the global warming hysteria. Although there is not the space in this paper to discuss these motives fully, they may be illustrated by the following citations (for full references, see Jaworowski 1999).
-- Maurice Strong, who dropped out of school at age 14, established an esoteric global headquarters for the New Age movement in San Luis Valley, Colorado, and helped produce the 1987 Brundtland Report, which ignited today¹s Green movement. He later become senior advisor to Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, and chaired the gigantic (40,000 participants) ³UN Conference on Environment and Development² in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Strong, who responsible for putting together the Kyoto Protocol with thousands of bureaucrats, diplomats, and politicians, stated: ³We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.²
Strong elaborated on the idea of sustainable development, which, he said, can be implemented by deliberate "quest of poverty. . . reduced resource consumption . . . and set levels of mortality control."
-- Timothy Wirth, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Global Issues, seconded Strong¹s statement: "We have got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."
-- Richard Benedick, a deputy assistant secretary of state who headed policy divisions of the U.S. State Department, stated: "A global warming treaty must implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the [enhanced] greenhouse effect."