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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:19 PM
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Gore Calls Out Murkowski
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 02:31 PM by babylonsister
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/20...

GORE CALLS OUT MURKOWSKI.... We learned this week that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) of Alaska is weighing a measure to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate and limit greenhouse-gas emissions. The amendment Murkowski is pushing was written by corporate lobbyists representing energy companies.

It went largely below the radar, but Al Gore wrote an email message this week, through the Climate Protection Action Fund, that came fairly close to the former vice president accusing Murkowski of corruption.

Efforts like {Murkowski's} are designed to do one thing and one thing only -- slow our transition to a clean energy economy that will create millions of new jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and solve the climate crisis. <...>

The very last thing we should do in the fight to end the climate crisis is throw away tools that we already know are effective at reducing pollution. But that's exactly what Senator Murkowski's proposal does.

For decades, the Clean Air Act has kept millions of tons of pollutants out of our air and water. Senator Murkowski's proposal would create an Alaska-sized loophole in the Clean Air Act, giving a pass to the biggest carbon polluters.


When it comes to former vice presidents, only Dick Cheney gets to have his emails republished as news articles. That said, it's not every day that Al Gore calls out a sitting senator like this, blasting a lawmaker for pushing a "toxic" amendment "literally drafted with lobbyists for the oil and coal industry."

Steve Benen
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:21 PM
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1. Can you blame her?
It's cold in Alaska and global warming would help. :silly:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 12:07 AM
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7. actually, its unnaturally warm. It should be below zero for this month
and part of february but its in the 20's. Lisa is a googly-eyed jackass. I loathe her.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:21 PM
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2. words fail
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:22 PM
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3. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, babylonsister. :thumbsup:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:23 PM
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4. K&R
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:26 PM
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5. K&R
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:43 PM
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6. k and r for the sheer stupidity factor of lisa and co--un'friggin'believable (well, in a SANE world)
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