Baron Hill: the US can’t keep kicking climate change down the road

Hill did not release a statement, but in an HPI Interview in May, the Seymour Democrat said the United States cannot keep kicking the climate change dilemma down the road.

“If we don’t do this in Congress, then the EPA is going to,” said Hill, who met with President Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel earlier this week at the White House. “There was a case that was brought down by the Supreme Court from Massachusetts that gave the EPA the authority to do it. So I think it’s important for us to be doing this as Members of Congress as opposed to doing through the EPA. There’s a problem and we’ve got to fix it. We’re trying to do it so there isn’t damage to rate payers and I think we’re doing that. As this bill goes through the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, I think it will get even better for the rate payers in Indiana.”If it’s so bad a bill, why would all these people endorse it ”

Hill handed HPI a list that includes a dozen utilities including Duke Energy, big oil, and companies like U.S. Steel, Alcoa, Caterpillar, General Electric and the Detroit 3 automakers.

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