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Is this really Whats best for America?

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Voting and passing the HR2454 bill should NOT have been a Democrat-Republican issue, instead, it should have been a "What’s best for America" decision.

This so-called climate bill is no good if 1 ton of greenhouse gas is eliminated in Virginia and nations like India and China have no restrictions to their emmissions.

"It places our nation at a competitive disadvantage with our trading partners, while raising production costs. Not every dairy farmer can afford to capture methane.

"Not every farmer lives in a region where wind turbines are an option. Not every farmer can take advantage of no-till. And not every farmer has the land to set aside to plant trees," said Bob Stallman, president of American Farm Bureau Federation.

A new study performed by TAMU shows that 71 out of 98 representative farming operations across the US would be worse off under the Clean energy and Security Act that was just passed by the House.

Farmers improved their energy efficiency 20 years ago, they did a lot to improve irrigation through LEPA systems and drip. The farm equipment is much more efficient and they go across the land in fewer trips with bigger equipment that is more efficient.

Looking to see how each congressman voted on this bill, it barely passed 219-212. It showed that seven Republicans voted for it, 44 Democrats nationwide voted against it, including three from Texas to try and help the Republicans defeat it.

The Senate will be taking action on it soon, and it seems we will have to fight harder to try and stop legislation that hurts America, the economy and higher energy costs to every home and industry.

Sue Turner


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