Remember the global warming term? That transformed into climate change. Then cap and trade popped up.
Meanwhile, greenhouse gas was sandwiched in with all the phrases --- going back to clean air --- relating to salvaging the Earth.
Now, almost like a soap manufacturer which seeks to boost sales with a flowery new name for an old bar of soap that isn’t selling well, two U.S. senators have come up with a pollution reduction bill, finds Grumpy Editor.
Strangely, that pollution reduction bill has had slim coverage in major broadcast/print media.
But there might be some movement as early as today.
That’s when, after about nine months of closed-door deliberations, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) and Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.) are expected to release legislation relating to the newly-christened term, pollution reduction.
The two Democrats hope the mighty 684-page draft will kick off broader Senate negotiations and an eventual conference with the House.
They see it as a starting point in an attempt to win over moderate and conservative Democrats --- and Republicans.