Patt Morrison for November 3, 2009

Is climate change also a national security issue? Sen. Boxer thinks so….

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Some Democrats and Republicans have expressed reservations about the sweeping climate change legislation being considered in the Senate. Hearings on the bill, aimed at limiting green house gas emissions, were held last week by California Senator Barbara Boxer, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, with Senator John Kerry, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, NRG Energy's CEO David Crane, and Senator John Warner testifying, among many others. Senators Boxer and Warner join Patt on the scope of the bill and its role in national security.

Some Democrats and Republicans have expressed reservations about the sweeping climate change legislation being considered in the Senate. Hearings on the bill, aimed at limiting green house gas emissions, were held last week by California Senator Barbara Boxer, chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, with Senator John Kerry, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, NRG Energy's CEO David Crane, and Senator John Warner testifying, among many others. Senators Boxer and Warner join Patt on the scope of the bill and its role in national security.

Guests:

Senator Barbara Boxer, Democratic senator from California. She is chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and co-sponsor, with Senator John Kerry, of the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.

Senator John Warner, former Senator of Virginia and former chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee


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