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America's Climate Security Act of 2007
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard description Motion to invoke cloture and limit debate Motion to invoke cloture and limit debate on the Boxer (D-CA) amendment to cap greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and set up a trading system for companies to buy and sell emissions allowances. Failing to receive 60 votes, Motion rejected 48-36. June 6, 2008 votes, Motion rejected 48-36. June 6, 2008
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http:// +
Bill of vote America's Climate Security Act of 2007 +
Billnumber S2191 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard description Human-caused climate change increasingly t Human-caused climate change increasingly threatens Americans’ standard of living. The scientific consensus is that Americans risk more heat-related deaths, increased risk of disease, more extreme weather, and disruptions in population growth at the local level due to climate change. An American economy built on greenhouse gas emitting fossil fuels is unsustainable. By setting meaningful, yet achievable, goals for emissions reduction, the Climate Security Act is an important step to reorient the American economy towards sustainable growth. Though change will likely bring increased energy prices, the legislation appropriately directs funds to programs that will mitigate the pain felt by consumers and individuals working in affected industries. In particular, the creation of the Climate Change Worker Training and Assistance Fund is a forward-looking measure that will help American workers adapt to jobs that not only support energy efficiency, but pay solid wages as well. Funds to encourage energy efficient technology and mass transit projects are a further demonstration of a commitment to a sustainable and efficient economy. nt to a sustainable and efficient economy.
Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http:// +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard description Today, America faces the unprecedented cha Today, America faces the unprecedented challenges of confronting global warming as well as solving the current energy crisis. Both problems require a rapid transformation of our energy future to greater energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy. Scientists warn that we only have a brief window to act in order to stave off the worst impacts of global warming, such as increases in hurricane intensity, forest fire frequency and intense rain storms. Global warming is endangering water supplies, public health, agriculture, infrastructure, our natural environment, and threatens to reduce the world’s economic output by up to 20 percent if left unchecked. In June, the Senate took up consideration of S. 2191, the Climate Security Act, comprehensive legislation to cut global warming pollution and drive rapid investment in the clean energy economy. The Climate Security Act would have reduced global warming pollution 17-19% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 57–63% below 2005 levels by 2050. Through a flexible market mechanism, the bill allowed major polluters to choose the most cost-efficient way to reduce pollution and buy pollution allowances to cover each ton of pollution that they continue to emit. The bill would have diversified America’s energy supply, ensured America leads the clean energy revolution, reduced our dependence on foreign oil and recharged America’s economy. Opponents of the Climate Security Act mounted a filibuster against it. On June 6, the Senate voted to continue the process towards the bill’s final passage. Six senators who couldn’t be at the vote entered statements into the record that they would have voted “yes” had they been present, bringing the total to 54 senators who spoke up for the need to advance serious legislation on global warming. Supporters included 10 senators who had not supported global warming legislation in prior votes (2003 and 2005). egislation in prior votes (2003 and 2005).
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http:// +
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Roll call number 145 +
Scorecard vote Americans for Democratic Action 2008 Senate Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2008 Senate Scorecard + , League of Conservation Voters 2008 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 2 +
Categories Energy and Environment Policy (U.S.)  + , Tagged legislation  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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America's Climate Security Act of 2007 + , U.S. Senate record vote 145, 110th Congress, Session 2 + Bill of vote


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