Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Senator John Kerry argues that one of the reasons for so much gridlock on issues dealing with green legislation is that there is so much fossil fuel money floating around in the system.  Apparently a few years ago there was an agreement between Congress and various wealthy individuals heavily invested in fossil fuel energy production that were able to spend mass amounts of money, and in turn these people automatically had the ear of the representatives that they funded in order to protect their interests.  These politicians then said that they were not going to move forward with pricing carbon or doing anything that puts America in a better position because they want the power plants to keep on raking in large quantities of funds.

Because of this bills to help quit our reliance on such polluting forms of energy like the one introduced by Liberman and Kerry never even received a vote because of bipartisan opposition through supporters/those indebted to the oil companies.

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