House Bill Would Take On Black Carbon Emissions

Law360, New York (March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill has been proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reduce domestic and global emissions of black carbon, a type of soot estimated to be the second-largest contributer to global warming after carbon dioxide.

The legislation, known as the Black Carbon Emissions Reduction Act, was introduced Thursday by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and subsequently referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Science and Technology.

It was co-sponsored by Reps. Peter...
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