Broad Climate Bill Clears House Energy Committee

Law360 (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After a contentious four-day markup session, U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., has scored the first victory for his massive climate change bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., clinching first-ever House committee approval for a bill to regulate carbon dioxide.

Following a 33-25 vote late Thursday to approve amendments tacked on to the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Waxman said he was confident that the 964-page bill, which outlines a comprehensive framework for overhauling the nation's...
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