In an article about the Bush administration’s halting, grudging baby steps toward maybe, somewhat, possibly considering the eensiest-beensiest mandatory restrictions on carbon emissions, perhaps, some day, if it doesn’t cost any industry any money, we get this beautiful capper of a final paragraph:

A number of big businesses, including some oil, chemical and utility companies, view a cap-and-trade system such as Europe’s as inevitable. Opposition to caps — led by Vice President Dick Cheney — remains powerful within the White House, according to people familiar with the deliberations.


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