U.S. Senate takes steps to save snow culture

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 5, 2009 10:27 am

It’s a small step, but it’s a step. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a controversial climate bill, fueled by Democrats. The main crux of the bill is to make our country cut carbon emissions by 20% from 2005 by the year 2020. As we’ve been saying for a while, this climate change thing definitely poses a threat to our beloved snow culture.

The first passing of this bill will look good for the US as we prepare for the international climate change summit in Copenhagen next month. Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer said: “I think this is a great signal for Copenhagen that there’s a will to do what it takes to advance this issue.”

Why this isn’t a huge deal is because a great deal of Republicans aren’t a fan of the bill, so it likely won’t get approved by the whole Senate before the summit in Copenhagen takes place. However certain Senators are working hard on comprises to try and appease both sides.

Let’s hope they can come to an agreement so we can continue the fight to save the snow!

We don’t write much about politics at The Ski Channel, so if you want more details about this, check out this article.