That he plans to establish a market-based system to curb
greenhouse gas emissions, mobilize innovative technologies, and strengthen
He plans to work with our international partners to secure our energy
future, to create opportunities for American industry.
He proposes cap-and-trade system that would set limits on greenhouse gas
emissions while encouraging the development of low-cost compliance options.
To support the cap and trade system, he will promote the innovation,
development and deployment of advanced technologies.
He will foster rapid and clean economic growth.
He believes that there must be a global solution to global climate
He will also develop a climate change adaptation plan based upon national and
regional scientific assessments of the impacts of climate change.
That the U.S. must take aggressive action now to reduce the emission of
greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
That one of the greatest threats facing the Great Lakes is aquatic
invasive species and he was successful in ensuring that Illinois receives
adequate federal funding to operate a barrier to prevent Asian carp from
entering Lake Michigan and disrupting the balance of the lake's ecosystem.
That mercury contamination in can cause serious developmental problems
in children. To address this problem, Senator Obama introduced two bills that
would significantly reduce the amount of mercury that is deposited in oceans,
lakes, and rivers.
In the elimination of childhood lead poisoning.