Senate Bill Puts USDA In Charge Of Emissions Offsets

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 5:51 PM EST) -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has introduced legislation that would reportedly put the U.S. Department of Agriculture, rather than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in charge of most domestic offsets under a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions.

A climate bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June by a 219-212 vote also put the USDA in charge of agriculture and forestry offsets, and it prevented the EPA from calculating indirect greenhouse gas emissions when implementing a federal biofuels mandate.

But the main climate bill...
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