State, Regional and Local Perspectives on Global Warming, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, March 1, 2007 [open pdf - 5MB]
From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer: "[Global] warming could have enormous consequences for mankind. Left unchecked, global warming will lead to increased extreme weather events, to sea level rises, to more floods and hurricanes and to change in our weather patterns that could reduce our water supplies. These are but a few of the effects that global warming will have on our States and cities in the years to come unless we act. Today's hearing is about those States, regions and cities that already recognize these facts and have taken strong, bipartisan action to help stop global warming. In my opinion, they are leading the way for the rest of the Nation. They understand what is at stake for our future and for our grandkids and their kids. They are sending us a signal that we must heed. [...] There is increasing bipartisan consensus that we need to move now to limit emissions. The States and cities that we will hear from today are leading the charge. I am an optimist, and like the States and cities who are taking action today, I believe we can solve this problem, and in doing so, we will be better for it in every single way. I look forward to hearing all of the witnesses' testimony on this issue today." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Barbara Boxer, James M. Inhofe, Frank R. Lautenberg, George V. Voinovich, Amy Klobuchar, Craig Thomas, Bernard Sanders, Christopher S. Bond, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Larry E. Craig, Benjamin L. Cardin, Joseph I. Lieberman, Jon S. Corzine, Don Perata, Fabian Nunez, Dennis Adkins, Ted Harvey, Greg Nickels, Frank Cownie, Richard P. Homrighausen, EPA report titled "Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2004", United Nations Foundation, Arnold Shwarzenegger, California Economists, and John Bruton.
S. Hrg. 110-1026; Senate Hearing 110-1026
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