Monday, February 26, 2007

5 Western States Bypass Bush On Global Warming

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five Western U.S. states have formed the latest regional pact that bypasses the Bush administration to cut emissions linked to global warming through market mechanisms, according to Oregon's governor.

Oregon, California, Washington, New Mexico and Arizona have agreed to develop a regional target for reducing greenhouse emissions in six months, according a statement from Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

During the next 18 months, the governors will devise a market-based program, such as a load-based cap and trade program to reach the target. The five states also have agreed to participate in a multi-state registry to track and manage greenhouse gas emissions in their region.

While Cheney still snickers about global warming, and commander fucknuts is impotent to challenge his big polluting contributors, state governors including Republicans have decided that they just won't wait Bush's incompetency out until January 2009, and they need to act now.