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Notes on climate change legislation

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Interesting notes from the Center for American Progress:

"President Barack Obama’s push for a climate-change law this year has set off a lobbying boom on Capitol Hill, where companies are registering to weigh in at a rate of about one every business day." So far this year, 82 firms, trade groups, and companies have signed up to lobby on climate change, which is four times as many as are registered to lobby on the Employee Free Choice Act. – [And I doubt that these lobbyists are trying to advance the attempts to rein in climate change, despite the following note. – LG]

A growing number of coal users, like Alcoa Inc, "one of the world’s biggest aluminum smelters," have come to acknowledge that "with the right tweaks," President Obama’s plan to address climate change "would not only help the environment but boost their profits." Climate legislation "will assist in restoring growth and provide the means for America to be the global leader in low-carbon technology," Alcoa’s global issues director said last month.

Written by Leisureguy

18 May 2009 at 10:21 am

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