Carbon nuetrality fails despite good intentions

Pie in the sky hits reality for U.S. House of Represenatives

I'm not saying a word. Nope, not a word. I will emphasize though.

It was a bold promise: the House would "lead by example" to fight global warming, becoming the first legislative body in the world to zero out its carbon impact on the planet.

Too bold, perhaps.

The House quietly shelved the idea late last month, the word delivered in an e-mail to a couple of reporters. It turned out that the House's goal to become carbon neutral — by removing as much carbon dioxide from the air as it releases — could not be guaranteed.

"No one can really tell you if you are truly carbon neutral, and the lack of that standard bothered us," said Jeff Ventura, a spokesman for the House's chief administrative officer.

This might be a good thing to remember when they trot out the legislation to cap and trade carbon.

— NeoWayland

Posted: Wed - March 11, 2009 at 04:15 PM  Tag

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