Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman – McCain Climate Stewardship Act
Recorded on October 27, 2003
The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
This event will feature ample opportunity for the
audience to ask questions during the Question & Answer portion
of the debate.
Denounced by its critics as an energy-rationing scheme, and
hailed by its supporters as a measure to counteract the dire
consequences of global warming, the "Climate Stewardship Act" (S.
139), co-sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and John McCain
(R-AZ), is likely to be voted on in the Senate next week. This
legislation would impose caps on carbon dioxide emissions from the
U.S. power, manufacturing, and transportation sectors. Are the
bill's opponents correct? Would the Kyoto-like Lieberman-McCain
proposal have an adverse impact on the U.S. economy and do very
little to address the potential problem of global warming? Or, are
its proponents right? Would this bill curb higher temperatures and
dangerous ecological consequences of global warming without
seriously harming our economy?
Please join us at The Heritage Foundation on Monday, October 27,
2003 for an enlightening and memorable debate on this controversial
legislation as Myron Ebell, Director of Global Warming Policy at
the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Dan Lashof, Director,
Global Warming Policy, Natural Resources Defense Council, debate
this controversial bill.