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Kerry: World Waits for Supreme Court Decision on Environment

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Kerry: World Waits for Supreme Court Decision On Environment

"Today we learned that the Supreme Court has agreed to consider probably the most important environmental case in history.

At the heart of our nation's climate change debate is whether carbon dioxide releases should be controlled, a position candidate Bush embraced but President Bush has rejected. It is testimony to the Administration's resistance to sound science that they would take their fight against responsible energy policy all the way to the Supreme Court. No matter how the evidence has mounted over two decades this Administration and their flat earth caucus can't even see what is on the horizon. It is deeply ironic that a Supreme Court packed with conservative ideologues who bemoan judicial activism will now have to decide whether to undermine state rights and endanger the future of climate change policy.

Here's the bottom line: within the next decade, if we don't deal with global warming, our children and grandchildren will have to deal with global catastrophe. It is time to stop debating fiction writers, oil executives and flat-earth politicians, and actually take on the other mortal threat to America after terrorism, global climate change. Everyone who cares about our health and the future of our planet will be watching to see the decision of the Roberts Court."

http://kerry.senate.gov/v3/cfm/record.cfm?id=257860

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