Senate Dems Push For Trade Controls In Climate Bill

Law360, New York (April 19, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT) -- Nine Senate Democrats from manufacturing-intensive states — led by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio — are calling for a wide range of provisions in forthcoming climate change legislation to protect the global competitiveness of U.S. industries from countries that face less costly carbon regulations.

The senators argued that failing to invest in American manufacturers as they transition from carbon-intensive fuel sources, and to protect the most vulnerable energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries through tough border measures, would ultimately lead to the legislation's demise, according to a letter sent Thursday...
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