Boxer Unveils Historic Climate-Change Bill

Barbara Boxer, California’s more progressive US senator, unveiled a historic climate-change legislation yesterday that would set mandatory limits on carbon emissions as part of a cap-and-trade system. According to the Associated Press, Boxer’s bill, which she is co-sponsoring with former Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry, is more ambitious than a similar House bill introduced earlier this year. Boxer’s bill would cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, compared to 2005.

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