Sunday, May 24, 2009

That’s nice Mister President, but...

That’s nice Mister President, but... not enough. The Green Party is responding to President Obama’s new emission rules by saying there are still many environmental challenges, including car emissions.

The Greens say in a news release, “The President's plan.. is a step in the right direction, but falls short.” Greens say the new rules will have minimal effect. Wes Rolley the Green Party EcoAction Committee co-chair says the was are to, “reduce car traffic, such as regionally sensitive carbon taxes, congestion taxes, a halt in new highway construction, and -- most urgently for working Americans -- a massive public transportation project to replace the reliance on cars."

The Greens also say clean coal is a public relations fabrication. Greens also say "Nuclear power is dirty and dangerous.” That’s the word from Green Party co-chair Jill Bussiere. Bussiere points to security problems and the amount of fuel needed to supply power plants.

Cap and Trade is also criticized. They call it a concession to polluting industries. "President Obama must launch a project to stem global warming that's comparable to the concerted and internationally cooperative effort to defeat the Axis powers during World War II. The lives of future generations in America and throughout the world are vastly more important than the current demands of energy industries," said Budd Dickinson, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and a retired energy engineer.


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