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The Cap-and-Trade Controversy

June 1, 2009

Under pressure from the Obama administration, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has put forward a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by creating a cap-and-trade market.

However, while the U.S. currently produces roughly 20 percent of the world's annual emissions, the new bill won't see U.S. emissions drop below 2005 levels until 2026.
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James Handley from the Carbon Tax Center believes that cap-and-trade is a flawed system in general, but that the current plan has been made even worse because of concessions to the energy companies, big coal in particular. The result is a bill, according to Handley, that is unlikely to achieve needed emission cuts, likely to create serious financial instability, and incapable of protecting the most vulnerable from hikes in energy prices. is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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