Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Victory!! Australia's Global Warming Bill Defeated

This is a huge victory for reasonable people everywhere - It can be done, on to Coppenhagen!

SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia's Parliament defeated legislation to set up a greenhouse gas emissions trading system on Wednesday, throwing a central plank of the government's plans to combat global warming into disarray.

The Senate, where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government does not hold a majority, rejected his administration's proposal for Australia to become one of the first countries to install a so-called cap-and-trade system to slash the amount of heat-trapping pollution that industries pump into the air. Read more.

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