Lexington: Farmers v greens

The biggest obstacle to a climate-change bill is rural America

In the Senate, however, every state gets exactly two votes. Sparsely-populated states are thus hugely over-represented: senators representing a mere 11% of America‚Äôs population can block any bill, since 60 votes out of 100 are needed to guarantee passage. And many of these states depend on coal, the dirtiest commonly-used fuel. Full Story »

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Nov. 15, 2009

many valid points are made as this story summarizes the difficulties in achieving cap and trade in the u.s. by using one representative farmer in montana. the political structure of the country is featured here., along with the added energy cost of making changes in energy resources. a major factor in the debate is mentioned: many americans still do not accept either/or that climate "warming" is caused by human conduct or will be catastrophic. without any solutions offered or other voices, this reads more as opinion than news.

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