January 23, 2020

Climate Legislation; Biofuels; Chairman Lincoln; Food Security; Farm Bill; and Doha

Climate Legislation

Darren Samuelsohn of ClimateWire reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “The Senate climate debate shifts into a higher gear this week as advocates look beyond the partisan gridlock that engulfed the Environment and Public Works Committee and onto the broader quest of finding 60 votes for floor passage.

“Tomorrow, the Finance and Energy and Natural Resources committees dive into the issue with a pair of simultaneous hearings on climate policy. [Note: As of this morning, an update posted at the Energy and Natural Resources homepage indicates that today’s hearing has been postponed].

On Finance, Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) will study the job implications of global warming legislation with testimony from a major labor union, economists, and the nuclear power and electric utility industry. Baucus has said he may hold a markup this year on the trade provisions of a climate bill and address how to distribute greenhouse gas emission allowances among regulated industries.”