Climate MATTERS

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After the Senate’s recent shoot down of the Climate Security Act, members of the House are stepping up with new legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Yesterday U.S. Representatives Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Climate MATTERS (Climate Market Auction Trust and Trade Emissions Reduction System) Act, which will attempt to establish a strong cap-and-trade system designed to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.

The bill’s cap would reduce emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

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