Fossil fuels must be a key part of any clean energy future. [!!!]
We must not hurt the economy. According to a recent study by the National Association of Manufacturers, blah, blah, blah. [See "Wrong Again 2: Delayers cry wolf with same old Garbage In, Garbage Out economic model."]
High gas prices are a bigger problem in Wyoming because we rely on small refiners.
Wyoming coal would face a severe decline.
Energy prices in Wyoming would rise
Wyoming would lose all of its forests to bark beetles and fires if we don’t act, average temperatures might rise 10°F to 15°F , we’d lose ll snowpack in April, and we might have constant water shortages in the summer and fall — oh, sorry, that was me daydreaming.
Wyoming family budgets would lose $1000 to $3000 in the next 13 years, and
There are better ways to address climate change. We should find a way from of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and permanently sequester them.
We should have a series of prizes for achieving technological advances.
I have repeatedly asked questions in the environment committee and energy committeeabout what would be the impact on Wyoming of this bill.
The Heritage Foundation is predicting significant job loss in the Mountain West under this bill. [Oh, well, then, it must be true.]
KERRY: Is the senator aware that the NAM study has no technological advances in it whatsoever?
BARRASSO: Every study says energy prices will go up and jobs will be lost.
KERRY: Simply not accurate. What scientific report says we are going to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in time to save the climate?
BARRASSO: We need prizes like the ones that discovered longitude and inspired Charles Lindbergh.
KERRY: No studies exists. NAM has a skewered oil price that completely cooks the numbers….
BOXER: Wyoming governor wants action. Where was the Senator when Bush’s policies were driving up oil prices? We will lower gas prices with new technologies, and fuel efficiency will help keep bills down.