Sen. Dems Want Climate Bill To Protect Manufacturers

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 4:31 PM EDT) -- Ten Senate Democrats have sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying they would find it “extremely difficult” to support a climate bill that did not include a border adjustment mechanism, sufficient allowances to energy-intensive industries and other measures to protect American manufacturing.

The lawmakers, who come from Midwestern and Eastern states with a heavy manufacturing presence, said any legislation must not only address the crisis of climate change but also prevent the export of jobs.

They pointed out that manufacturing accounts for more than 10...
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