Tuesday, April 22, 2008

House progressives stake out global warming principles

Reps. Waxman, Markey, and Inslee have sent a dear colleague laying out principles for global warming legislation in a letter addressed to Speaker Pelosi and requesting Members to join them on the letter.

Among the key points:

1) global warming targets should be based on science (you'd think a no-brainer until you talk to the would-be deal cutters);

2) states should not have their rights taken away; and

3) carbon permits should be auctioned rather than given to big polluters (see #1, above)

Here’s a link to the letter and press release:

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