Warming Bill Expected Next Week

Here it comes. The long-awaited compromise bill to reduce U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide and other GHG’s will be unveiled by a group of senators on April 26.

The legislation is being drafted by Democratic Senator John Kerry, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and independent Senator Joseph Lieberman. It is expected to face stiff opposition from lawmakers in states with economies heavily dependent on oil and coal.  But backers of the legislation are optimistic that a vote on the measure could come as early as June or July.

It is still unclear what the final language will look like. An independent source told Reuters last week that the measure would prohibit the EPA from regulating CO2 emissions under the clean air act. EPA’s move to control greenhouse gases is a major concern for many Ag organizations.

It is also widely held that the measure will not include a cap and trade system like that of the House climate bill.

(Image: Roy’s World)

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Tom Verquer on April 28, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    The Federal Government’s idea of legislating Global Warming is prety much an unfounded scientific farce. The rest of the Industrialized world could really care less.. The Producers of the United States ,whether they be involved in Energy, Agriculture . or Manufacturing will be those who will bear the brunt of any or all TAXES associated with the regulations that are sure to come with the passage of this type of legislation.


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