Doesn't include a one-time catastrophic CO2 release? What are you planning, Joe, you scamp?
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT STATING MONTANA'S POSITION ON GLOBAL WARMING; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Public policy concerning global warming.
(1) The legislature finds that to ensure economic development in Montana and the appropriate management of Montana's natural resources it is necessary to adopt a public policy regarding global warming.
(2) The legislature finds:
(a) global warming is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana;
(b) reasonable amounts of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere have no verifiable impacts on the environment; and
(c) global warming is a natural occurrence and human activity has not accelerated it.
(3) (a) For the purposes of this section, "global warming" relates to an increase in the average temperature of the earth's surface.
(b) It does not include a one-time, catastrophic release of carbon dioxide.
It'll never pass, of course. ThinkProgress's "Wonk Room" blog has a sneery interview with Read and trots out the good stuff--Glacier National Park has lost 83% of its glaciers! Bugs are eating trees! Seasons are "shifting!" None of which, even if true, and even if caused by "global warming," says one whit about the existence of AGW, let alone CAGW. No matter. Read is not a scientist of any sort, and so can be dismissed out of hand. Worse, and as you'll see if you hit the link, he's goofy looking. Oh well. Comments are worth a skim.
Update: Yeah, whatever.