Saturday, May 24, 2014

Video - Senator Markey Calls out Republican Climate Deniers for their Fossil Fuel Advocacy and their Obstructionism on Climate Change

The Democratic Senator for Massachusetts Ed Markey laments the collapse of the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill. Had Republicans not opposed it, it would have cut carbon pollution and created jobs. He explains that the bill collapsed because Republicans tied the vote on Shaheen-Portman to three measures designed to support the fossil fuel industry:

1. Stop EPA rights to cut emissions form power plants
2. Increase exports of natural gas which will increase costs and therefore the use of coal
3. Prevent the Senate from considering global warming pollution controls

Antarctic Sea Ice

Markey referenced the studies which point to the unstoppable melting of the Antarctic sea ice and rising seas. This means cities like Boston, south Florida and New Orleans will be underwater. The world's ice is melting and Republicans are the cause. Markey suggests that the next piece of ice that breaks off of a glacier should be reserved as an island for climate deniers.

Production Tax Credit for the Wind Industry

He goes on to say that despite strong growth in the US wind industry, last year the sector lost 30,000 jobs because Republicans opposed the production tax credit (PTC). As explained by Markey if the oil and gas industry receive 7 billions of tax breaks per year than renewable technologies should as well.

He concluded his remarks by saying, "We need to be sure we are protecting generations to come"

Related Articles
Video - Former Mexican President Blames Republicans for their resistance to Combating Climate Change
Except for Republicans in the House of Representatives Climate Deniers are a Dying Breed in America
Republicans Have Painted Themselves into a Corner on Climate Change
Congressional Inaction on Climate and Energy Legislation in 2013
The US House of Representatives Anti-Environment Voting Record in 2013
House GOP's Climate Denial Circus of Lies
Video - House Hearings on Climate Change from Rep. Mark Takano
Video - House Hearings on Climate Change Opening Remarks
Government Shutdown: Environmental Impacts and Republican Extortion
Republican Controlled Subcommittee on Energy to Hold Hearings on Climate Change
House Republicans' Historic Anti-Environment Efforts in 2011 and 2012
Republicans Need a Serious Policy Review
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Accepts the Science of Climate Change (Video)
Hurricane Sandy Underscores Republican's Anti-Science Climate Change Denial (Video)
Republicans Shout Down Climate Change Advocate (Video)
Climate Denying Republicans Delay their Convention Due to Extreme Weather
The Stark Partisan Divide on Global Warming
Political "Heroes" and "Villains" on US Air Pollution
Big Oil's Influence on US Politicians
The Ignorant Anti-Environmental Views of the Republicans
The Koch Brother's Ties to GOP's Presidential Candidates
Republicans Vow to Continue Push for Keystone XL
Video: Conservatives Against Republican Denialism
Video: The Republican War on Climate Science
Video: Republicans Anti-Scientific Stance
Republican Cuts Target Green Jobs
Republican Gubernatorial Gains and Redistricting
Republican's Fail in their Bid to Defund the EPA
Republican Assault on the Environment
Connolly Video: Climate Disasters And GOP Denial
Blumenauer Video: 'The Jihad Against Climate Change Continues'
Republicans Undermining Climate Legislation
What is Wrong with the Right
The Business of Climate Change Deception

No comments: