PRESS RELEASE - Senate Leadership Made a Bad Decision in Delaying 'Climate Change' Debate

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Midge Potts for US Senate 2010

Contact: Midge Potts


November 13th, 2009

Climate Change Bill Needs to be Expedited In Congress

Springfield, MO -- According to a November 18th article in the Wall Street Journal, Senate leaders announced they will delay the debate on the climate change bill until Spring.

Midge Potts, the Co-Chair of the Progressive Party of Missouri and candidate for US Senate, commented on the decision, "I don't feel that the emissions reductions in this bill are strong enough to have the intended effect of substatially reducing green house gasses. According to the Nobel Prize-winning International Panel on Climate Change, the world must reduce emissions far more aggressively -- 25-40% by 2020 -- to have a 50/50 chance of avoiding runaway climate change." Potts added, "However, I feel the Democrat leadership's announcement that they will put off floor debate for several months diminishes the appearance that this is an important issue. Except for 'nuclear disarmament', there is no more important issue on the planet right now than 'global climate change'."


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