Legislative Leftovers: Cap and Trade

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our two-part series, Legislative Leftovers continues today with a look at what remains to be done on the cap and trade climate change bill now that Congress in recess for the rest of August. We'll be joined by New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert and the Washington Post's environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin. They’ll explain how cap and trade works, whether it would help to reduce carbon emissions contributing to climate change, and the status of the current bill.


Juliet Eilperin and Elizabeth Kolbert

Comments [3]

Hugh from Brooklyn, NY

Elizabeth Kolbert figured it out! The problem is capitalism!

Subjecting preservation of the environment (or health care, or housing for the poor, or education, or affordable clean water) to the profit lust of Wall Street beasts is bound to fail.

Aug. 11 2009 12:26 PM
Richard Williams from Larchmont, NY

What about incentives for cleaner factories/reactors?

P.S. Ms. Kolbert & I were classmates in High School.

Aug. 11 2009 12:17 PM
hjs from 11211

won't a simple carbon tax be best?

Aug. 11 2009 12:10 PM

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