Climate Bill Backers Compromise On Preemption

Law360 (April 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When the U.S. Senate began debating a climate bill around this time last year, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and others were adamant that states should have the right to impose their own, more stringent standards for greenhouse gas emissions. But now, with compromises needed to make cap-and-trade a reality, they seem poised to accept some form of federal preemption without much of a fight, experts say.

Under the main climate bill put forth this year, which was sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Edward Markey,...
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