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February 17, 2007

A Roadmap for a Framework for Task Force Recommendations?

Sightline Institute's Eric de Place thinks so.

...the Seattle Times editorialized in praise of Washington's go-slow approach to climate policy that will "study new options for at least a year." The piece also warns against
forbidding giant new coal plants, and offers helpful bromides like:
"Legislation and public policy have to mature along with climate
science and our understanding of the threat." Oy.

On the one hand, I want to give a major shout out to Washington's leaders who are serious about big emissions reductions.

On
the other hand, I just want to shout. It's important to get things
right, but Washington does not need a road map to devise a framework
for task force recommendations to be implemented by a study group with
the guidance of a stakeholder action plan that may eventually do
something about greenhouse gases.

We need action now. We need our leadership to stake out a clearer commitment to cap and trade in the near future.

And we need to catch up with our neighbors.

Well said, Eric! 

Posted by Jon Stahl on February 17, 2007 at 08:15 PM in Policy | Permalink

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