FarmPolicy

September 23, 2019

Climate Legislation; Trade; Crop Yields; and Animal Agriculture

Categories: Climate Change

Climate Legislation: What Does “Comprehensive” Mean?

And, yes, it means passing a comprehensive energy and climate bill with incentives that will finally make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.”
-Pres. Obama from Wednesday’s State of the Union Address.

Reuters writers Richard Cowan and Timothy Gardner reported yesterday that, “U.S. Senators are examining ways to fashion a climate control bill to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which might not include a cap-and-trade system, key senators said on Thursday.

“President Barack Obama called for a ‘comprehensive’ bill during Wednesday’s State of the Union address.

“In his speech, Obama did not specifically mention the need for a market-based emissions cap. Some interpreted the omission as signaling that he would not actively pursue wide-ranging climate control legislation this year.”

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