Browner: Energy bill should include carbon-control provisions

10/7/2009 | Reuters

Congress would be making a "big mistake" if it decides to pass an energy bill this year that does not include provisions on capping carbon emissions, said Carol Browner, the White House's key adviser on climate. Speaking at a clean-energy forum, Browner recommended keeping "these programs coordinated because they do impact with each other." Her statement comes as some lawmakers propose that Congress should concentrate on a less contentious measure backing renewable energy instead of pushing for a climate-change bill.

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