Senate Energy Committee Reviews Emissions Options

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 2:52 PM EST) -- As cap-and-trade legislation continues to make its way through Congress, policy experts on Wednesday urged lawmakers to keep an open mind to a variety of alternative or hybrid approaches to greenhouse gas emission reduction at a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing.

Carbon taxes, direct regulation, sector-specific approaches and technological innovation all were brought to the table along with cap-and-trade as Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the ranking Republican on the committee, emphasized the need to keep discussion open on policy approaches that will...
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