Former lawmaker: Congress needs to reshape climate legislation

08/18/2009 | Bloomberg

The climate bill's proposed cap-and-trade system, aimed at curbing greenhouse-gas emissions, has "gotten out of control" and should be revised in Congress, former Sen. Timothy Wirth said. The measure needs "to be used in a targeted and disciplined way," concentrating exclusively on coal-fired power plants instead of capping carbon emissions as a whole, said Wirth, a Democrat who once represented Colorado.

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