Here’s my suggesting: if you are a Believer, give up your fossil fueled travel and move to a carbon neutral lifestyle
(The Hill) A new Capitol Hill climate task force wants a wide range of parties — including energy companies, green groups, sports leagues and plenty in-between — to submit suggestions for federal actions to battle global warming.
The letter to 300-plus companies and groups is among the first actions of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change that Democrats unveiled last week.
Recipients of the letter include oil and power companies such as Exxon and Southern Co., think tanks, environmentalists, defense contractors, retailers like Wal-Mart, financial companies like Goldman Sachs, food companies and many other sectors.
Also on the list: the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and other sports leagues.
Perfect! Let’s ask groups that tend to have massive “carbon footprints” through fossil fueled travel and electricity usage, not too mention the high cost lifestyles of their stars, for ideas.
“We can’t delay action any longer. We want to jumpstart action by seeking recommendations on what every part of government can do now,” said Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in a statement.
I suggest we shut a good chunk of the government down. And that Waxman gives up flying cross country.