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Inslee Is in Copenhagen

December 16th, 2009 by Steven Gardner

Inslee’s office sent the following:

Rep. Inslee Joins Speaker Pelosi’s Delegation to Copenhagen

(Washington, DC) – This evening, Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) will be joining Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Congressional delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The delegation will spend several days, beginning Thursday December 17th, meeting with lawmakers and scientists from around the world to address climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases.

“I’m honored by the Speaker’s invitation to join her on this critical trip to Copenhagen,” said Rep. Inslee. “This year the House took a major step in addressing global warming while laying the foundation to become the leader in the new energy economy. Copenhagen is a real opportunity to address what the facts are telling us; the earth is warming and humans are primarily responsible.”

Congressman Inslee, a respected member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Co-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), and was one of the lead proponents of H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.

“An international agreement to address global warming will drive the growth of the clean tech industry, allowing America’s innovative and entrepreneurial talents to flourish,” Rep Inslee continued. “We are in a race with other countries to capture these clean tech jobs, and Washington State is well positioned to lead.”

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3 Responses to “Inslee Is in Copenhagen”

  1. Canada Guy Says:

    We are down to the wire in Copenhagen. If we fail to reach a strong deal, then other methods and approaches will be needed in the future.

    http://www.selfdestructivebastards.com/2009/12/down-to-wire.html

  2. BlueLight Says:

    Yeah, we’re “well positioned to lead”. We have tons of experience pouring money down green rat holes.

    From the defunct Kitsap SEED brochure:

    “Developing clean energies and improving efficiency is as much
    an economic opportunity as it is an environmental imperative.
    We can succeed on both fronts if we address the challenge of
    global warming with as much optimism as the original Apollo
    Project and the SEED Project in Kitsap County.”
    -U.S. Representative Jay Inslee, 1st Congressional District, WA

    Beside the growing evidence that Jay’s conference is predicated on a sham, I can give him 2.6 Billion reasons why we might want to let someone else “lead” on this issue. Maybe California!

  3. Lawrence Baker Says:

    Global Warming-IS- Human / Industrial Pollution
    As you know, scientist and science itself has been slandered with misinformation and ridiculed in advance of the talks. (A favored, repeated, and effective, right wing tactic).
    Is Global Warming related to human/ industrial pollution? The atmosphere seems to be an arbitrary subject right now because of the propaganda effort to confuse the linkage between burning of fossil fuels and its effect on the atmosphere.
    The real question is- are we going to put pandering ahead of science in addressing and acting upon human/industrial pollution now and in the future?
    The best indisputable SCIENCE example that should be a test model and the #1 item on the Copenhagen Agenda would be the toxic plastic waste dump, the size of Texas, 900 miles off of the United States and Canadian West Coast.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GreatPacificGarbatchageP
    That is a Big SCIENCE problem with no dedicated U.S SCIENCE and INNOVATION DEPARTMENT to address the issue. The U.S (or Canada) has not even sent out a SCIENCE research vessel to evaluate this ecological disaster; neither country wants to take the responsibility for the industrial/human pollution or even acknowledge its existence.
    No Profit-No Action!-No SCIENCE! Will the World Trade Organization and the New Industrial World Order address the issue? Where is their World SCIENCE Department? Advancement in SCIENCE would outmode the use of fossil fuels but the U.S has not funded innovative SCIENCE since 2001.
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/inventions
    Can the problem be solved with SCIENCE? Probably so, Americans are very ingenious primarily because we were raised with the compliments of Freedom and Democracy and are free thinking individuals. We could probably figure a way to clean up the mess and possibly make a profit doing so.
    We can do nothing until we have a funded DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE that is free to address SCIENCE and to develop the advancement of SCIENCE. (Yes, for the sake of humanity; SCIENCE FIRST-PANDERING SECOND.)

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