Friday, October 19, 2007

Climate bill has sticking point

An excellent piece in today's Hartford Courant:

Critics: Industry Might See Big Windfall With Lieberman Legislation

By RINKER BUCK Courant Staff Writer

October 19, 2007

When Sen. Joseph Lieberman introduced his America's Climate Security Act on Thursday, many called it the most ambitious global warming initiative in U.S. history.And that should have made the Connecticut independent a hero to environmentalists.But a number of environmental groups are less than enthusiastic about of one of the most important aspects of the measure."This is a political concession to coal-burning companies," said Frank O'Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch. "We are not among those gushing about this bill."

[The full story at:

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-global1019.artoct19,0,509413.story ]

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