dimanche 28 juin 2009

House Passes Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change

WASHINGTON — The House passed legislation on Friday intended to address global warming and transform the way the nation produces and uses energy.
The vote was the first time either house of Congress had approved a bill meant to curb the heat-trapping gases scientists have linked to climate change. The legislation, which passed despite deep divisions among Democrats, could lead to profound changes in many sectors of the economy, including electric power generation, agriculture, manufacturing and construction.
.President Obama hailed the House passage of the bill as “a bold and necessary step.” He said in a statement that he looked forward to Senate action that would send a bill to his desk “so that we can say, at long last, that this was the moment when we decided to confront America ’s energy challenge and reclaim America ’s future.”
(...)After meeting with Mr. Obama, A. Merkel said she had seen a “sea change” in the United States on climate policy that she could not have imagined a year ago when President George W. Bush was in office.

Obama fait ce qu’il dit et dit ce qu’il fait. Il est résolu, contrairement à son prédécesseur à prendre le problème de l’environnement à bras le corps. Plus qu'un scoop c'est une bonne nouvelle pour l'humanité.

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