Cap & Trade Power Struggle


n an effort to scuttle key climate legislation being considered by Congress, a mysterious group calling itself the American Energy Alliance is running radio ads targeting 11 key moderates on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill in question — the American Clean Energy and Security Act sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) — would create a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas pollution with tougher targets than those proposed by President Obama, promote renewable energy and expand electric vehicle production.


About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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