PetersonToday, the Hill is reporting that Congressman Colin Peterson is taking a stand against an economically crippling climate change bill global warming activists are currently pushing through the House of Representatives. Peterson joins as many as 45 other House Democrats in criticizing the Waxman-Markey bill for going too far regulating greenhouse gases. Peterson, Chair of the Agriculture Committee, presents a substantial roadblock for climate activists seeking to impose a cap-and-trade scheme on American farms and industry. “The Waxman-Markey Bill would be a severe blow to an already depressed economy and we applaud Rep. Peterson for standing up to the environmental lobby” said Pat Anderson, President of the Minnesota Free Market Institute. The Blue Dog Democrat from Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District has consistently been an outspoken critic of climate change legislation this session.

Congressman Peterson will get his chance to publically criticize the bill, the Waxman-Markey bill is scheduled to be taken up by the Ag Committee today at 2:00.

Read the Hill article here.

Read the Bill Text here.