Earlier today, Senatorial candidate Steve Novick declared his support for the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, otherwise known as the Sanders/Boxer bill. On his campaign website, he's calling for Oregonians to join him and sign on as "citizen co-sponsors" of the bill. Novick writes on DailyKos:
I plan to make global warming a centerpiece of my campaign to defeat Gordon Smith. As recently as 2003, Smith absurdly wrote: "Some think automobiles and industrialization are to blame for Earth's current warming period. Yet, just as many scientists point to natural indicators ..." Smith’s comments led the Daily Astorian to proclaim that the Senator had joined the "Flat Earth Society." Oregon needs a leader on global warming in the Senate, not someone who will parrot industry talking points.
The Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act sets tough reduction targets for national greenhouse emissions, dropping them to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. These goals would complement Oregon’s state reduction goals and actually exceed them by 2050.
You can sign the petition at Novick's website. Discuss.