Embryonic Stages Of Federal Climate Change Policy

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While enactment of climate change legislation by the United States Senate has stalled temporarily, the issue remains at the Congressional forefront. Just last week, on Oct. 2, 2008, approximately 150 Congressmen delivered to Speaker Pelosi a set of principals (“Climate Change Principles”) intended to govern Congress’ efforts to prepare climate change legislation.[1]

The letter outlined four clear goals for Congress to achieve in its drafting efforts: (1) reduce greenhouse gas emissions; (2) transition the United States to a clean energy economy; (3) minimize economic impacts; and (4)...
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