Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Australia's Parliament Rejects Cap and Trade

Good for them. The casualties of Climategate continue, while our news media mostly sticks its head in the sand over the scandal. May the Climategate casualties and global warming believers NOT rest in peace.

The Senate, where Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's government does not hold a majority, rejected his administration's proposal for Australia to become one of the first countries to install a so-called cap-and-trade system to slash the amount of heat-trapping pollution that industries pump into the air.

The 41-33 vote followed a tumultuous debate in which the conservative main opposition party at first agreed to support a version of the government's bill, then dramatically dumped its leader and switched sides after bitter divisions erupted within the party.

[From The Associated Press: Australia's Parliament defeats global warming bill]