Global Climate-Change Bills Before Congress
Publication Date: October 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Energy and environment; clean air act; cap and trade; climate legislation
Coverage: United States
Climate legislation can take two forms: expanding existing measures that mandate alternative energy sources or reduce energy consumption and imposing cap-and-trade restrictions on emissions from fossil fuels. Both approaches seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Given the large cost, it is important that Congress avoid enacting legislation that does more harm than global warming itself.