"At a time of great fiscal challenges, this legislation is paid for by the polluters who currently emit the dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink and pollute the air we breathe,"
So you are saying that the electricity utilities that pay more to generate power won't pass this extra cost on to consumers? Okay, well then won't the shareholders (many of which are pension funds) realize a lower return on their investments?
The water we drink is "polluted" by carbon? You mean like Coke, sparkling water and champagne? I pay extra for that kind of water!
CO2 is not remotely harmful to breathe even at many times the current concentration. It is however essential for plant growth.
We have got to stop electing people so utterly ignorant of science to the most powerful position in the world.