Washington, DC — Former Vice President Al Gore spoke before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Friday about a proposed climate change bill, and 19th District Congressman George Radanovich proved to be one of the most vocal critics.
“Current debate over global warming and ‘cap and trade’ is another result of environmental alarmism,” Radanovich told the Committee. “You’re setting up a scheme, frankly, that’s causing us to leave fossil fuels for an identified replacement.”
He says Gore’s claim that the U.S. can immediately transition to wind and solar power, spur the economy and reduce dependence on foreign oil is, “The biggest fraud that is being perpetrated in this country right now.”
Radanovich told his fellow House members that it is “disingenuous” to think that technology is currently available to make a transition in a responsible manner.
When Gore spoke to the Committee, he referred to the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) as, “One of the most important pieces of legislation ever introduced in the Congress.”
The former Vice President said that fighting climate change is a “moral imperative” for the country.
Radanovich says that the Act would create a national energy tax that would cost every American household $3,128.
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