Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman – McCain Climate Stewardship Act

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.

Time: 12:00-1:30

Date: Monday, October 27

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE