Mr. President, day after day record-high oil and gasoline prices are hurting millions of American consumers and businesses. Unless something is done to make energy more affordable, the record-high prices will continue to reverberate throughout our economy, increasing the prices of transportation, food, manufacturing and everything in between. Skyrocketing energy prices are a threat to our economic and national security, and the time is long past for action.
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David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Major oil companies “are getting away with murder” and “gouging” consumers as the price of oil continues to soar, Michigan Sen. Carl Levin said at a press conference today. (more…)
By U.S. Sen. Carl Levin
Detroit Free Press
There is a consensus among scientists — and a growing consensus among political leaders — that global warming is occurring, that we are causing it, and that we need to act now for the sake of future generations. It is critical that we take steps equal to the environmental challenge at hand and that do not needlessly hurt the economy. (more…)
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Carl Levin proposed Tuesday that any future treaty on global climate change allow the United States to ban goods from countries that violate standards on carbon emissions.