Boxer Pushes to Move Senate Climate Bill Forward

from Wildlife Promise

Denier in chief Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) is threatening to try to block the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act, the historic clean energy & climate legislation before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee. But Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) isn’t taking no for an answer:

Responding to the Republican complaints, Boxer insisted that she is holding “an unprecedented number of legislative hearings” on the climate bill, with more than 50 witnesses who have been asked to offer their comments after reading the entire 923-page proposal.

“We have an analysis that I’d say is one of the most thorough ever done,” Boxer said.

The California Democrat said U.S. EPA took two weeks to study her proposal, and she also lumped in the five weeks that the agency took this spring to analyze H.R. 2454 (pdf), the House bill written by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

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