Waxman to press for carbon curbs in House-Senate conference

06/30/2010 | Hill, The

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he will use a House-Senate conference to push for emission curbs if the Senate advances energy legislation this summer without climate provisions. A cap on carbon "would be open in conference to consider because our bill has it," said Waxman, who authored a broad climate-and-energy bill that cleared the House last year. Legislation that puts a price on carbon would give industry the "right market signal" to develop low-emissions technologies, Waxman added.

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