House Passes First-Ever GHG Reduction Bill

Law360, New York (June 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After intense behind-the-scenes negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed an historic climate bill Friday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a cap-and-trade system.

The roughly 1,300-page bill, known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed by a 219-212 vote, with only eight Republicans in support and 44 Democrats against. It will now move to the Senate, where companion legislation has yet to be introduced.

“Today the House has passed the most important energy and environment bill in our nation’s history,” said...
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