FarmPolicy

January 26, 2020

Climate Issues; Sec. Vilsack and Production Agriculture; Food Security; Biofuels; CRP; and Trade

Climate Issues: Domestic Concerns; International Expectations

Reuters writer Ayesha Rascoe reported yesterday that, “In the latest obstacle to proposed U.S. climate legislation, key lawmakers Thursday urged Senate Democrats to change distribution plans for carbon permits to offer more protection for coal-dependent utilities.

“The lawmakers said the allocation scheme in the current Senate bill does not apportion permits in an equitable manner and will result in higher electricity rates for consumers in regions that rely mostly on coal for power generation.”

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