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    Report: Climate Provision Would Allow Global Warming 'Victims' to Sue

    An under-the-radar provision in a House climate bill would give plaintiffs who claim to be victims of global warming a way to sue the federal government or businesses, according to a report Friday in The Washington Times.

    The Times reported that Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts added it into a bill they authored.

    The provision, which was just released, reportedly would set grounds for plaintiffs who has "suffered" or expect to suffer "harm" attributable at least in part to government inaction. The provision defines "harm" as "any effect of air pollution (including climate change)," according to the Times. Plaintiffs could seek up to $75,000 in damages a year from the government, with $1.5 million being the maximum total payout.

    The Times reported that Waxman is trying to accelerate passage for the bill through his committee, as the Senate begins drafting its own version.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...g-victims-sue/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Gravy View Post
    Report: Climate Provision Would Allow Global Warming 'Victims' to Sue

    An under-the-radar provision in a House climate bill would give plaintiffs who claim to be victims of global warming a way to sue the federal government or businesses, according to a report Friday in The Washington Times.

    The Times reported that Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman of California and Edward Markey of Massachusetts added it into a bill they authored.

    The provision, which was just released, reportedly would set grounds for plaintiffs who has "suffered" or expect to suffer "harm" attributable at least in part to government inaction. The provision defines "harm" as "any effect of air pollution (including climate change)," according to the Times. Plaintiffs could seek up to $75,000 in damages a year from the government, with $1.5 million being the maximum total payout.

    The Times reported that Waxman is trying to accelerate passage for the bill through his committee, as the Senate begins drafting its own version.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...g-victims-sue/
    Lawsuits over "expected" harm can fix pollution the same way lawsuits "fixed" healthcare.

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    In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.

    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    talk about taking pet projects to the extreme. I'm often ashamaned that I'm from CA, and this might be one of those times.

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    Welcome aboard nate.
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