NewEnergyNews: THE SHIFTING POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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    THE SHIFTING POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly ‘climate change clearinghouse'

    Ben Geman, December 18, 2012 (The Hill)

    “Senate Democrats — and any interested Republicans — will huddle weekly on climate change in the next Congress in an ‘open forum’ to help craft and support legislation…[led by] Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif….[T]he ‘climate change clearinghouse’ will also focus on working with the Obama administration and keeping members of abreast of the latest science.

    “Boxer said she will co-chair the clearinghouse alongside the chairmen of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee…[It will] review the latest information…[and] work on supporting a major bill…[and] various smaller provisions that…focus on green jobs, energy efficiency and making sure that we get the carbon out of the air…”

    “…[Boxer said the group will also look at the latest science and] provide lawmakers a chance to raise topics of interest to them — such as reports from their states and actions in state legislatures — and ask questions too…[She said the ‘major bill’] would address both curbing carbon emissions and ways to [harden infrastructure against extreme weather]…

    “Cap-and-trade plans have collapsed on Capitol Hill, and carbon tax proposals, while generating buzz in policy and media circles, have not gained traction…Boxer said she hopes that some Republicans will take part in the clearinghouse…”

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