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Global Warming Is A Clear and Present Danger

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

GLOBAL WARMING IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER -- (House of Representatives - May 13, 2009)

(Ms. SPEIER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Ms. SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, two-thirds of the American people believe that global warming is a clear and present danger, yet there are still Members in this House that deny it even exists.

Fortunately, many here are working diligently to craft a bipartisan and commonsense energy plan that makes polluters pay, provides for middle class energy tax credits, and creates a new industry and lots of good, clean, green jobs. In the process, we will reduce our reliance on foreign oil from nations that mean to do us harm and put us on a path towards being faithful stewards of this beautiful planet that God has loaned us.

But the science deniers don't care about any of that. They choose, instead, to twist the simple idea that polluters should pay for what they pollute into the same tired argument that it is somehow a tax.

The American people are speaking loud and clear. They want Congress to do something about global warming. At least some of us are listening.

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