SD Legislators Pass Bill Opposing Cap-And-Trade

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 5:07 PM EST) -- The South Dakota Legislature has passed a resolution officially opposing cap-and-trade climate change measures being considered on Capitol Hill, saying the bills would hurt agriculture, manufacturing and small business in the state.

The resolution — which passed overwhelmingly in both the state House of Representatives, 48-21, and Senate, 24-8 — attacks the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate versions of a bill that would set tangible goals for limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

“Cap-and-trade provisions would negatively impact South Dakota farmers and ranchers who need fuel for...
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