Sens. Pitch Compromise Climate Legislation

Law360, New York (December 10, 2009, 6:17 PM EST) -- As President Barack Obama prepares for the climate change conference in Copenhagen, three U.S. senators have unveiled a plan for a compromise climate bill that is aimed at courting support from Republicans.

The proposal by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass.; Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calls for cuts to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions of 17 percent by 2020, rather than the 20 percent called for in the current Senate bill, and adds incentives for the building of nuclear power plants and for offshore oil and...
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