Last night Democrats failed to break the Republican filibuster of major global warming legislation. The bill would have capped carbon dioxide coming from power plants,refineries and factories, with a target of cutting greenhouse gasemissions by 71 percent by the middle of this century.
Notably crossing the aisle was John Warner (R-VA), arguing that the bill would enhance U.S. security. Most of his fellow Republicans appeared unmoved by that argument, citing major tax increases among their reasons for not backing the bill.
I guess it’s not surprising. But it’s certainlydisheartening. How is this a partisan issue? Last time I looked, wewere all breathing the same air and swimming in the same water.