Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Boxer/Kerry Climate Change Legislation Introduced Today
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA), left, and Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry (D-MA), right, introduced their climate change bill today, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733). This is the companion legislation to the bill passed by the House in June. Boxer/Kerry proposes cutting American carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.
The House legislation was sponsored by Henry A. Waxman (D-CA) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and calls for a 17 percent reduction from 2005 levels by 2020 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050. (American Clean Energy and Security Act [ACES])
Congressional News Conference - C-SPAN