Monday, July 21, 2003

The joys of a federal system

One of the joys of a federal system is that power is distributed. So, for example, if the President won't sign up to the Kyoto Protocol and implement policies to limit carbon emissions, state governors will do it themselves. New England and northeastern governors are establishing their own carbon dioxide "cap and trade" regimes, promoting energy efficiency, setting quotas for alternative energy sources, and generally implementing Kyoto-friendly policies from below, against the wishes of the president. And the best bit? Most of those governors are republicans...