15,000 officials, 5,000 journalists, and nearly 100 world leaders will travel by plane, train, and automobile to a U.N. global warming conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

85% of energy the United States uses every day come from coal, oil, and natural gas. The goal of this conference is to draft a framework to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which would fundamentally alter our way of life while our foreign competitors will benefit.

Cap and trade proposals discussed in Congress and Copenhagen will severely impact all forms of energy and transportation. Planes, trains, and automobiles provide the high standard of living we enjoy today.

While cap and trade will surely raise the price of energy, the long-term effects will exacerbate an already crippled economy.

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