Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Senate Finance Committee Holds Climate Legislation Hearing

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, left, held a hearing on "Climate Change Legislation: Considerations for Future Jobs" on Tuesday. Witnesses included:

Mr. Abraham Breehey, Director, Legislative Affairs, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, Department of Government Affairs, Fairfax, VA

Ms. Carol Berrigan, Director, Industry Infrastructure, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC

Dr. Kenneth P. Green, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, DC

Dr. Margo Thorning, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, American Council for Capital Formation, Washington, DC

Ms. Van Ton-Quinlivan, Director,Workforce Development and Strategic Programs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, CA

Senator was the only Democrat on the Seante Environment & Public Works Committee to vote against S. 1733. His main concerns are protecting the economy and minimizing job losses. The union representative expressed support for S. 1733. The NEI representative describe the role of nuclear in climate change mitigation. AEI opposes S. 1733. PG&E supports S. 1733.


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