Industry Reps Rip Into Senate Bill's Carbon Target

Law360, New York (October 29, 2009, 4:27 PM EDT) -- As the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee readies for a vote on climate-change legislation, energy and manufacturing representatives urged senators on Thursday to soften the bill's tough carbon reduction goals to avoid creating a devastating “energy gap."

Industry witnesses reiterated calls to ramp up clean energy investment and soften short-term carbon-cutting goals in the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act — sponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. — as the committee wrapped up three days of marathon hearings...
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