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Posted Tue Feb 2 2010: from Climate Wire:
Insurance Regulators in Ind. Reject Climate Regulation; Some Others Appear 'Lukewarm'
Indiana officials will not impose climate regulations on insurance companies, making it the first state to abandon the landmark measure before it goes into effect nationwide this spring.... "If I thought some cataclysmic climate change was gonna happen in the next five or 10 years, I'd be more serious about this," said Scott Richardson, the insurance regulator in South Carolina. "I think this is a long, long haul, is what I'm saying. I just don't think it's imminent." Mirroring a handful of other commissioners, Richardson hasn't decided whether to make BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina -- the only company in the state that would be required to respond to the "climate risk survey" -- answer the questions. He's "lukewarm" to the idea.
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'Doc Jim says:
Things are going to get a lot hotter than "lukewarm."
I'm so proud of my state for its proud tradition of denial!

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