Public debate on Waxman-Markey 

Butler University hosts a public debate this Thursday on the pending climate change legislation in Congress.

An eight-person panel of public representatives will take part in a discussion on the Waxman-Markey Bill concerning climate change on October 22nd, 6:00 p m in Butler University's new Pharmacy Building.

Selected to foster discussion essential to the legislation, the group represents a range of occupations relevant to the bill and both supporters of the legislation and opponents.

Those scheduled to participate as panelists include Jesse Kharbanda, Hoosier Environmental Council, Dwayne Burke, Indianapolis Power & Light, Richard Mourdock, Indiana State Treasurer, Terrence Black, Green Way Supply, Richard J. Cockrum, environmental lobbyist, Jim Stanley, Duke Energy Indiana, Sam T. Karnick,The Heartland Institute and Jeff Petersen of the Indiana Tea Party

The Waxman-Markey bill, named after its authors Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), would mandate a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, from 2005 levels. With a "cap and trade" plan at its center, the bill has generated heated debate nationally over the economic vs. ecological impact and significance.

Butler University's Center for Urban Ecology, Program in Science, Technology and Society, and Center for Citizenship and Community are pleased to provide an opportunity for conversation with this group of commercial, environmental and political representatives.

The public is invited to the debate on Butler's campus- Pharmacy Building, Room 204.

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