Instituting Positive Change for Business and Environment: American Power Act
Kerry and Lieberman's draft bill — the product of eight months of contentious negotiations with environmentalists, the energy industry and nearly everyone in between — would establish a carbon cap that aims to reduce U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions to 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, and ultimately 80% below those levels by midcentury. It would also devote billions of dollars in aid to transportation, including public transit, and expand funding for carbon sequestration and clean-energy research and development. If the bill passes — and if it is reconciled with the tougher cap-and-trade bill passed last year by the House — it will represent the first truly national program to reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. "The American Power Act will finally change our nation's energy policy from a national weakness into a national strength," said Kerry at the bill's unveiling. "It's time to act."
- Massachusetts Governor
As a country we need to more than understand the consequences of environmental change. Americans must incorporate new ideologies as well as moving our business forwards. As the world’s economy provides for the masses we must continue our fight for what is right for our future. It is hard to understand the true realms of our world and our country but we need our environment. Business is worth nothing if we have no air to breathe or food to eat.
We need to progress in a direction that most importantly benefits America but stabilizes the rest of the world. It is important to accept losses in both the environment and business to provide a future for both our children and our fellow citizens. Many nations rise and fall through time but nature remains the only constant. It may seem silly to your average McDonald’s employee but they can’t make burgers if all the cows are dead or poisoned to a point of no return. The American Power Act allows the country a full congruence of cap and trade. There are concessions to both republicans and democrats. Republican there cans get offshore drilling rights however states have the right to go ahead with vetoing offshore drilling in there state. Democrats are able to reduce emissions in power plants and transportation will incentives will be mad on buying natural gas to transporters.
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