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Richardson: Time for Climate Change Bill After bin Laden

By Dan Weil   |   Thursday, 05 May 2011 12:23 PM

This sounds like a huge stretch. But former New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson says the killing of Osama bin Laden can give President Barack Obama the momentum to offer climate change legislation, Politico reports. And how are those completely separate issues linked?

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Bill Richardson (AP photo)
“My hope is that from this success in the foreign policy arena two days ago, that he will be emboldened to take once again to the Congress legislation — not just to increase a renewable energy standard — but climate change legislation that this country and the world need,” Richardson said Tuesday at a climate event in Washington.

The logic there appears dubious at best. However, Richardson said, “We can sit back and say, ‘Well we’ll wait until the next election, wait until the political climate is better.’ You know if we do that, we’re doomed — if we don’t take action right away.”

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This sounds like a huge stretch. But former New Mexico Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson says the killing of Osama bin Laden can give President Barack Obama the momentum to offer climate change legislation, Politico reports. And how are those completely separate issues...
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