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Is cap-and-trade opposition based on politics?

"If you watched the debate on Friday, you didn't see people who've thought hard about a crucial issue, and are trying to do the right thing," columnist Paul Krugman wrote about House members who voted against the cap-and-trade legislation (which included Kansas' three GOP House members). "What you saw, instead, were people who show no sign of being interested in the truth. They don't like the political and policy implications of climate change, so they've decided not to believe in it — and they'll grab any argument, no matter how disreputable, that feeds their denial." In addition to being wrong about science, opposing lawmakers also misrepresented the results of studies of the bill's economic impact, which all suggest that the cost will be relatively low, Krugman wrote.

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