Monday, October 12, 2009

Lindsey Graham & John Kerry Agree On Climate Change

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, left, and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, right, wrote an Op-Ed that was published in The New York Times on Sunday entitled, "Yes We Can (Pass Climate Change Legislation)," that shows where the two senators from different poles on the political spectrum agree on the issue.

They list 5 points of agreement in the article:

1) First, we agree that climate change is real and threatens our economy and national security.

2) Second, while we invest in renewable energy sources like wind and solar, we must also take advantage of nuclear power, our single largest contributor of emissions-free power...Nuclear power.

3) Third, climate change legislation is an opportunity to get serious about breaking our dependence on foreign oil.

4) Fourth, we cannot sacrifice another job to competitors overseas.

5) Finally, we will develop a mechanism to protect businesses — and ultimately consumers — from increases in energy prices.

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