Environment

CCAGW To Rep. Frank Wolf: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009
Contact: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

CCAGW To Rep. Frank Wolf: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

CCAGW To Rep. Leonard Lance: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

Waxman and Markey Attempt to Go Green, But Put Taxpayers in the Red

On May 21, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA), which was co-sponsored by Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Energy and the Environment Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.).  Among other environmental regulations, the legislation calls for the implementation of a burdensome cap-and-trade system.  This byzantine system proposes that the government grant tradable allowances for each ton of pollution emitted into the atmosphere to such entities as electric utilities, oil companies, and large industrial sources.  The program decreases the number of available allowances issued each year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on 2005 levels by 3 percent in 2012, 17 percent in 2020, 42 percent in 2030, and 83 percent in 2050.

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CAGW Names Sen. Kamala Harris August 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Harris is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for proposing an expensive and impractical taxpayer-funded rent subsidy.