Senators Fear Climate Bill Will Shoot Up Energy Costs

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 7:59 PM EDT) -- Senators expressed concerns Wednesday that proposed climate change legislation would greatly increase energy costs for consumers and force businesses to compete for pollution "earmarks," in a hearing on how to divvy up pollution allowances.

In its current form, 70 percent of The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act — proposed by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. — will be devoted to making it easier for individuals to pay their energy bills, according to a statement from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the chairman...
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