Lawmakers Say Waxman-Markey Will Hurt Farmers

Law360, New York (June 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rushed passage of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill could hobble American loggers and farmers, members of the U.S. House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle have said.

In a hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday, members blasted a process that will see the Waxman climate change bill up for a vote before the July recess, and before, they say, Congress has had a chance to truly weigh its importance. Republicans in particular voiced concerns that the cap-and-trade program proposed in the...
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