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Oil spill a sign to Congress: Kick the fossil-fuel habit

IF THE threat of global warming doesn’t persuade Congress of the need to reduce America’s reliance on oil and coal, the vast slick now befouling the Gulf of Mexico surely ought to.

The oil billowing out of BP’s Deepwater Horizon site doesn’t just reveal the moral urgency of encouraging efficiency and renewable sources of energy; it also presents a leadership test. The Senate and the Obama administration must seize this moment to enact the Kerry-Lieberman energy and climate change bill, with its cap on utilities’ carbon dioxide emissions, its new controls on offshore drilling, and its investments in clean energy research and production.

via Oil spill is a sign to Congress: kick the fossil-fuel habit – The Boston Globe.

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