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Bill would ban limits on CO2

The chairman of the committee that deals with environmental issues in the Kentucky House of Representatives has introduced a resolution that questions the science of climate change.

The resolution proposed by Rep. Jim Gooch, D-Providence, says state and local government agencies should be banned from limiting carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas that comes from burning coal and motor vehicle tailpipe emissions.
Gooch, the chairman of the Kentucky House Natural Resources and Environment Committee, attracted national attention two years ago after he featured prominent global warming skeptics at a hearing in Frankfort. That led to him debating climate change science on national television with an ABC News anchorman

Reps. Joseph M. Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, and Mike Harmon, R-Danville, joined Gooch as the joint resolutions sponsors. Joint resolutions only have the force of law if passed by both the Kentucky House and Senate. Gooch, the vice president of a construction company that works with coal companies, said he didnt know how far the resolution could go in the General Assembly and viewed it as more of a statement. But he promised to give the resolution a hearing in his committee if it is assigned there


The resolution would prohibit any branch of state or local government in Kentucky from enacting any federal, state or local law, regulation, ordinance or executive order that limits, regulates or controls the emission of carbon dioxide.
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