Congressman using threat of EPA intervention to push carbon cap

04/13/2009 | Reuters · National Journal (subscription required)

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said industries should prefer to work with lawmakers to craft limits on carbon emissions rather than wait for regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency. Markey, who chairs the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, is co-sponsoring legislation with U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., that would create a cap-and-trade system to cut U.S. carbon output by 20% over the next decade.

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