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Industry Has Mixed Response to Latest U.S. Climate Bill

2:14 PM MDT | May 24, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Senators John Kerry (D., MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) have climate introduced legislation, the latest attempt by U.S. lawmakers to establish a mandatory program for curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The bill, called the American Power Act, would establish a cap-and-trade system for GHG emissions that targets energy intensive sectors, including power generation, heavy industry, and transportation. Industrial sources will not be subject to emissions caps until 2016. The bill’s fate was cast into doubt late last month when Senator Lindsey Graham (R....

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