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[GreenYes] Re: Anyone know what the "waste" part of this "gold standard" legislation is?


Hi Eric,

Here is the link to the full text (Bill number is 1590 and is in two
committees right now). I haven't had a chance to read through all of it yet,
but I've been seeing problems with recent bills not being well rounded....

http://www.henrywaxman.house.gov/safeclimate/waxman_sca.pdf

Kim
Director of Content
Raymond Communications

On 3/22/07, Eric Lombardi <eric@no.address> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> Anyone out there have access to this legislation and what it says about
> the waste industry?
>
> Eric
>
>
>
> <http://www.wastenews.com/printer.html?cat=1&id=1174510601#%23>
> ------------------------------
>
> *Waxman introduces climate change bill*
>
> March 21 -- Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., has introduced legislation to
> reduce greenhouse gas emissions that has won the endorsement of several
> environmental groups.
>
> Waxman´s Safe Climate Act of 2007 adopts the most aggressive targets among
> climate change proposals under consideration in Congress.
>
> "The Waxman bill is the standard by which other Congressional proposals
> should be judged," said Philip Clapp, president of the National
> Environmental Trust. "It sets the emissions reduction targets scientists are
> virtually unanimous in saying the U.S. and the world must meet to avoid
> the most devastating consequences of global warming."
>
> Betsy Loyless, senior vice president of the National Audubon Society,
> called Waxman´s bill "the gold standard that will define the debate in
> Congress."
>
> The Safe Climate Act sets targets arrived at by scientists to protect
> against temperatures increasing by more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit,
> Waxman said. The legislation freezes the level of emissions in 2010, and
> gradually reduces them by 2 percent each year through 2020. It would then
> reduce emissions by another 5 percent annually through 2050.
>
> "My legislation reflects what the science says we need to do to prevent
> dire changes to the climate system, and there is a growing consensus in the
> states and among American workers, industry leaders, small businesses,
> religious groups, and others that these levels are what we need to achieve,"
> Waxman said.
>
> The Safe Climate Act would achieve the targets through a flexible
> economywide cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions, along with
> measures to advance technology and reduce emissions through renewable
> energy, energy efficiency and cleaner cars, Waxman said.
>
>
>
> Entire contents copyright 2007 by Crain Communications Inc. All rights
> reserved.
>
> Close window<http://www.wastenews.com/printer.html?cat=1&id=1174510601#%23>
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> Eric Lombardi
>
> Executive Director/CEO
>
> Eco-Cycle Inc
>
> Boulder, CO. USA
>
> 303-444-6634
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> www.ecocycle.org
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> >
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