Posted by: Steven M. Taber | May 27, 2008

Senate to Debate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts

On June 2, 2008, the U.S. Senate will begin debate on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (now called the Boxer-Lieberman-Warner Bill after Sen. Barbara Boxer, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair, offered an amendment), U.S. Greenhouse gas emissions would drop by about 2 percent per year between 2012 and 2050, based on 2005 emission levels. The bill would cap carbon emissions from 86 percent of U.S facilities, and emissions from those would be 19 percent below current levels by 2020 and 71 percent below current levels by 2050, according to a summary of the bill’s details released by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

See the following for comments about the bill prior to Sen. Boxer’s amendment:

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