February 21, 2020

Climate Change: Markup Released; Biofuels; Animal Agriculture; Farmland Values; and Peanuts

Climate Change: Markup Released- Overview

Steven Mufson reported in Saturday’s Washington Post that, “The congressional trek toward climate legislation inched forward yesterday as the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a 932-page bill chock-full of allowances and provisions designed to bring together a coalition of lawmakers, industries and environmental groups behind the regulation of greenhouse gases.

“The bill was hailed by a diverse group including some of the country’s biggest utilities and industries, a huge chunk of the environmental movement and leading Democrats, who said that committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) had forged a bill capable of winning support on a politically loaded issue that cuts across both regional and political lines.

“‘This bill marks the dawn of the clean-energy age,’ said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), co-author of the legislation.”