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Friday, December 18, 2009

Politically Speaking: Grassley: China, U.S. emissions should be equal

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said the United Nations Climate
Change Conference playing out in Copenhagen should result in a
level playing field that puts the U.S. on par with China. The world's
Top Three polluters of carbon dioxide, in order, are China, U.S. and
India. "(The goal should be) American and China being on the same
level playing field of reducing pollution. We should obviously expect
China, the Number One polluter, to be doing as much as we're doing.
And then that gives a level playing field for our economy, so we don't
lose more manufacturing to China," Grassley said. Grassley said he
couldn't specify a CO2 reduction number that should come out of the
conference. Environmentalists have pointed to the goal of reducing
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million.

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