Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) agrees there is a need to cut carbon emissions and to protect the environment, but he says there is a need to do so without hurting workers and low-income families.
Bond fears the proposal put forward by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Senator John Warner (R-VA) would increase energy prices. In a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Bond said, "At a time when Americans are suffering record pain at the pump, high energy costs, a home mortgage crisis, and a soft economy, this is not the time to raise energy prices on our families and workers."
Bond calls the Lieberman-Warner bill is a dangerous solution for families and workers, noting the sponsors believe the bill will cost $6.7 trillion between now and 2050. He believes that cost will be passed on to families and workers in the form of higher power, heating and cooling, and gasoline bills.
Bond says the legislation, while costly, would have no measurable impact on world climate temperatures.