Cap-and-trade an issue in Democratic Congressional Primary

“Obama’s bill contained too many scientific and technical flaws as well as ‘business nonsense'” for Democrat Bill Foster to support it.”

The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago) reports:

The three candidates battling for the 11th Congressional District Democratic nomination clashed on environmental policy Thursday night as cap-and-trade became a campaign issue.

Juan Thomas told an audience of fellow Democrats in Aurora he would’ve supported President Barack Obama’s so-called cap-and-trade plan, a distinct difference from one of his opponents, Bill Foster…

Foster said Thursday global warming is both real and a threat to the world, but he voted against cap-and-trade while serving as the congressman in the 14th District. Obama’s bill contained too many scientific and technical flaws as well as “business nonsense” for Foster to support it, he said.

“We need to respond to (global warming) in a way that does the least damage to our economy,” Foster said. He favors finding and implementing environmental policy that pays for itself in terms of ultimate benefits, including simple measures like retiring old trucks in favor of more fuel-efficient models…

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