Republicans And Democrats Clash On The Climate

The Hill -- a Washington, D.C.-based publication that reports on the business of Washington, covering the inner-workings of Congress -- posted a story that highlights the lowlights of a recent Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that was scheduled to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 budget.

As expected, the two parties clashed on global warming and climate change. The main point of the heated debate (pardon the pun): The EPA’s finding that greenhouse gases posed a threat to human health and welfare and therefore should be regulated through the Clean Air Act.

However, both parties expressed concern that regulating carbon and other heat-trapping gases could hurt the economy.

Chemical Processing reader Gerry McDonald's post The Crusade Against Carbon Dioxide is Wrong may provide more insight.

What are your thoughts?

Traci Purdum
Senior Digital Editor