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Senate Proceeding on Jun 4th, 2008 :: 0:54:21 to 1:04:10
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Jeff Sessions

0:43:30 to 0:54:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

0:54:03 to 0:54:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: 2030 inside the united states if this legislation becomes law. it's been estimated that in georgia alone we may lose as many as 155,400 jobs should this legislation be enacted. manufacturing jobs will

Saxby Chambliss

0:54:21 to 0:54:42( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: be one of theularrest hit sectors as the energy -- the hardest hit sectors as energy projects that manufacturing will decline by 2030. this country has lost 19% of its manufacturing jobs since 2000.

Saxby Chambliss

0:54:21 to 1:04:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

0:54:42 to 0:54:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: this legislation will only help push those jobs outside of our borders. the cost to american families will be much -- will be too much for many to bear. an e.p.a. study estimates that the cost per household

Saxby Chambliss

0:54:55 to 0:55:11( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: in georgia will be as much as $608 in 2020. and nearly $4,400 per year in 2050. the need meadeian household income in georgia is $64,000. c.r.a. international states that the average increase cost to families

Saxby Chambliss

0:55:11 to 0:55:19( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: is $1,740 per family in 2020. workers keeping their jobs will be subject to much lower wages true to increased competition and increased costs. even with lower incomes, families would be expected to pay

Saxby Chambliss

0:55:19 to 0:55:31( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: more to heat their homes and fill up their cars. the environmental protection agency has stated that electricity prices will increase an additional 44% by 2030. in georgia the estimated cost will be

Saxby Chambliss

0:55:31 to 0:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: 135% higher if this legislation is enacted. this will be devastating to families across the country. according to housing and urban development, poor families spend almost five times as much of their monthly budget

Saxby Chambliss

0:55:41 to 0:55:50( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: in meeting their energy needs, 19%, as wealthier families which spend approximately 4%. increases in energy prices due to carn limits would hit the poor five times harder which certainly will be unsustainable.

Saxby Chambliss

0:55:50 to 0:56:05( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: this bill, by some estimates will hit the average georgia household in an amount equal to to $723. the effects this legislation will have on consumers is outrageous. higher gasoline prices, higher

Saxby Chambliss

0:56:05 to 0:56:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: electricity prices, lower household incomes and job losses. in closing, let me touch on some specific aspects of the bill. while the bill includes a market-based cap-and-trade system, i believe -- the presiding

Saxby Chambliss

0:56:17 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: officer: the senator has one minute remaining. mr. chambliss: thank you, mr. president. i believe this bill could be more fair and equitable. we also should work to make it more predictable for businesses and

Saxby Chambliss

0:56:29 to 0:56:39( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: understandable to taxpayers and consumers. one of the greatest challenges to any climate bill will be to ensure that it does not stymie economic growth and protects american jobs. we need to continue to seek the

Saxby Chambliss

0:56:39 to 0:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: best way to generate the greatest benefits for the lowest costs. we cannot burden our children and grandchildren with increased energy costs. mr. president, our climate bill must be flexible to adjust

Saxby Chambliss

0:56:52 to 0:57:01( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to changing science, economic conditions, and the actions of other countries. the climate security act attempts to encourage other countries to reduce emissions, but does not appear to be flexible

Saxby Chambliss

0:57:01 to 0:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: enough to ensure that americans are not disadvantaged because of the inaction of other nations. the details of the climate security act will greatly affect every american and are extremely important.

Saxby Chambliss

0:57:11 to 0:57:22( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and, mr. president, make no doubt about it, a vote for cloture on this bill is a vote to increase gas prices by a minimum of 53 cents per gallon. and i yield the floor, mr. president. a senator: mr.

Saxby Chambliss

0:57:22 to 0:57:38( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: president? the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. a senator: i ask that unanimous t consent that thens remainder of our business for the next 27 1/2/2 minutes, that time bet allotted to me. the

0:57:38 to 0:57:51( Edit History Discussion )

presiding officer: without objection. a senator: i ask unanimous consent that carl cardova, alicia, with the committee of -- the committee on energy and natural resources be granted floor privileges

0:57:51 to 0:58:07( Edit History Discussion )

during the debate. the presiding officer: without objection.je a senator: mr. president, i want to take a moment on the heels of the comments by our friend and colleague fromm georgia, just to

0:58:07 to 0:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

look at some hard and fast numbers. mr. carper: we can conjecture what will h wappen to gasoline prices. he suggested that it would go up by 100%, 150%, who knows. here's what happens, this we do

0:58:21 to 0:58:34( Edit History Discussion )

know. that the price of gasoline starting back here in 2001 about about $1.50, has realize tony almost $4, we know that. we can conjecture until the cows come home what might happen newture. we to know what

Saxby Chambliss

0:58:34 to 0:58:49( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: happened in the past under the watch of the current administration. it is not pretty. if we want to make sure this trend continues, we will not come up with ways to reduce our consumption of oil,

Saxby Chambliss

0:58:49 to 0:59:04( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: we will not come up with more -- we will not reduce the amount of miles that we travel in our communities an states. we will not find a host of ways to conserve energy, we will not come up with a way

Saxby Chambliss

0:59:04 to 0:59:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to produce electricity through renewables, if we don't do those things, this kind of thing will continue. our challenge here for us today is to make sure the way this doesn't and it is to pursue

Saxby Chambliss

0:59:18 to 0:59:35( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: legislation along the track that's is before us today and this week. i want to begin today by commending the work of senators boxer, lieberman, and warner, and others in developing this global warming

Saxby Chambliss

0:59:35 to 0:59:50( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: legislation. i would say to my colleagues, your initial bill is a good start. i believe the version has been brought -- that has been brought before the senate this week represents a significant

Saxby Chambliss

0:59:50 to 1:00:06( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: improvement over the original proposal. the leadership is tripartson leadership. it give me hope that we will pass landmark legislation on this, not this week or this month or this year, but in future

Saxby Chambliss

1:00:06 to 1:00:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: when we have a new administration, regardless who is president, who is more amenable, more understanding of addressing global wming. i plan to do all that i can in the mean time between now and then

Saxby Chambliss

1:00:18 to 1:00:32( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to make sure that we don't lose that opportunity. as my colleagues may know, addressing global warming has been an important issue for me since my early days in the senate. i think the facts are

Saxby Chambliss

1:00:32 to 1:00:49( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: indisputable today. our planet is growing warmer, we as human beings are a major contributor to that. our passion -- my passion in this issue began a dozen years ago when i met dr. lonnie thompson and

Saxby Chambliss

1:00:49 to 1:00:59( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: dr. mostly thomas received a commendation for their pioneer work on global warming. the thompsons are natives of west virginia, as am i, both professor of ohio state university, where i received

Saxby Chambliss

1:00:59 to 1:01:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: my undergraduate degree and both are world renowned on the effects that global climate change is having on glashiers throughout the world. measuring levels of car bonn, the thompson studies focused

Saxby Chambliss

1:01:17 to 1:01:28( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: on glacieriers and ice caps across south america. they have conclude many of them, that being the glashiers -- glassiers will melt. they fear that little can be done to save them. and it's up to us in

Saxby Chambliss

1:01:28 to 1:01:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: this body to prove the skeptics wrong. to show that we can c do something. that we can pull together and address this threat to our plan. three years ago during our senate debate on the sip issue,

Saxby Chambliss

1:01:41 to 1:01:54( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: i stressed that the artic sea ice shrunk by 250 million acres over the past 30 years, an area about the size of california, maryland, texas, and maybe delaware combined. today i'm sad to say that the

Saxby Chambliss

1:01:54 to 1:02:08( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: arctic sea ice shrunk by not 250 million acres, but 650 million acres, an area the size of alaska and texas combined or the size of 10 united kingdoms combined. if we continue down the path that

Saxby Chambliss

1:02:08 to 1:02:21( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: we started on, the consequences will be for our planet and for our country and our people catastrophic. it is up to us to ensure that america leads the world down a different path. we must and we should.

Saxby Chambliss

1:02:21 to 1:02:28( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the e.p.a. statements unless global warming is control, sea level rise will be as much as two feet over the next 50 years. i've heard even greater amounts by over the next 100 years. for island nations

Saxby Chambliss

1:02:28 to 1:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and coastlines that could mean entire cities and beaches are wiped out. it is up to us in this body to ensure that those -- those beaches and thosend cities, those coastlines are preserved. i want to share

Saxby Chambliss

1:02:41 to 1:02:53( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: this with my friends, those of us who have not been to delaware. this is delaware, about 100 miles from end to end and from east to west, maybe 50 miles here. this is the outline of the coast.

Saxby Chambliss

1:02:53 to 1:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: this is lewis, this is the cape, this is rohobeth beach, . if we don't do anything about global warming, the sea level rise will be two feet, this will be the beach in delaware. this is dove, delaware,

Saxby Chambliss

1:03:04 to 1:03:16( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the state capital. we hosted 150,000 people for nascar racing. if we're not careful, this doesn't be dove, this will be dove beach. we won't have race car racing, we will having sailing, but not stock

Saxby Chambliss

1:03:16 to 1:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: car racing. this is imperative for a lot of reasons, including some that are close to my heart. since the last senate debate on this issue we have seen the scientific community come together on this

Saxby Chambliss

1:03:30 to 1:03:42( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: issue. the intergovernment. al panel has determined that the global warming is linked to us. we know that the united states is one of the world's two largest emitters of greenhouse gases, along with

Saxby Chambliss

1:03:42 to 1:03:56( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the chinese they may have overtaken us by now. we account for over 20% of the world man spd made greenhouse emissions and one caught quarter of the world of the outu.n. short we have a responsibility

Saxby Chambliss

1:03:56 to 1:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to lead. unfortunately we've not seen a lot of leadership coming from the white house or really enough from the congress on this front. at lst not yet. that's got to change and that change is starting,

Thomas Carper

1:04:10 to 1:04:21( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas Carper: i hope, this week. others in the mean time have begun filling the void. we have another chart here. this is chart oisf our country. a lot of green. light green, dark green, and blue. the light green

Thomas Carper

1:04:10 to 1:30:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas Carper

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