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Unformatted text preview: ..................................... 10 Answers to: Other Reasons the US Isn’t Competitive ......................................................................... 11 Environmental Harms Answers to: Climate Change Theory is False ..................................................................................... 12 Answers to: No Impact to Climate Change ......................................................................................... 13 Answers to: Climate Change is Too Fast ............................................................................................ 14 Answers to: Adaptation Solves ........................................................................................................... 15 Answers to: US Irrelevant/China Key .................................................................................................. 16 Answers to: Transportation Sector Irrelevant to Climate Change ....................................................... 17 Solvency Solvency – Economy ..................................................................................................................... 18-19 Answers to: State Governments Reject the Money ............................................................................. 20 Answers to: Railroads Say No ............................................................................................................ 21 Answers to: Government Action Undermines Rail .............................................................................. 22 Answers to: Congestion Means People Won’t Use the Rails .............................................................. 23 Answer to: Urban Sprawl Turn ....................................................................................................... 24-25 Answers to Off Case Positions States Counterplan Answers............................................................................................................... 26 Article: Can High Speed Rail Succeed in America ......................................................................... 27-28 Article: Obama Plans Massive New High Speed Rail ......................................................................... 29 Article: A Vision for High Speed Rail .............................................................................................. 30-31 1|Page High Speed Rail Affirmative BDL Summary This Affirmative case argues that the United States should support the development of a national high-speed rail network. There are two main reasons that developing high speed rail is a good idea. First, the development of high speed rail stands to improve the US economy because it will reduce the congestion of cars on the interstates and will employee a lot of engineers and construction worke rs, boosting employment and the overall US economy. Second, by reducing the use of cars, high speed rail will help to decrease the amount of gasoline used and reduce the emission of gases that cause global warming Another critical component of the...
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