Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bernie Sanders vs Bernie Sanders gas price cage match: On his web page, he advocates for a "price on carbon" to avoid "catastrophic" climate change; a few paragraphs down, he advocates for *lower* gas prices

News January 23 - Newsroom: Bernie Sanders - U.S. Senator for Vermont
Global Warming Congressional Democrats are weighing strategies for curbing greenhouse gases following President Obama’s inaugural pledge to redouble efforts on climate change. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he is readying climate legislation he intends to introduce next month which would include a price on carbon and massive investments in sustainable energy, Congressional Quarterly reported. LINK

Climate Change Sen. Sanders praised the president’s support for action on climate change and “we agree with Sen. Sanders in his urgency,” the Bennington Banner wrote in an editorial. “The overwhelming scientific consensus is clear. Unless we take bold action soon the temperature of our planet could rise by up to 8 degrees Fahrenheit. That would be catastrophic," Sanders said.
Gas Price Ripoffs Why are gas prices in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties higher than elsewhere in Vermont as well as most other places in the country? Three Vermont House committees on Tuesday heard from Sen. Sanders who said the problem is not enough competition, The Associated Press, WCAX-TV, WPTZ-TV, ABC22, Fox 44 and Vermont Public Radio reported

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