Printer Friendly

Senate committee passes climate change bill.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed climate change legislation by an 11-1 vote on Nov. 5. Utilizing a cap and trade system, the bill would seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 from 2005 levels. The measure was approved despite a boycott by committee Republicans who wanted a more detailed cost analysis on the legislation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before moving forward. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the lone Democrat voting no, was concerned that the bill would disproportionately hurt western states that largely rely on coal-fired power plants for electricity.

At least five other Senate committees have jurisdiction over energy and climate change legislation; only the Environment and Public Works and Energy Committees have acted to date. With the Senate slated to consider health care and other year-end priorities, the full Senate may not consider comprehensive legislation until 2010.
COPYRIGHT 2009 American Foundry Society, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:On the Hill
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Dec 1, 2009
Words:147
Previous Article:Industry having breathing problems: air contaminants and respiratory protection violations lead the list of the top-10 OSHA violations for...
Next Article:H1N1 sick-leave bill introduced in Congress.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |