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

Here's a link to info on the bill.|/bss/d110qu
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if that link doesn't work, go to
<> , search for legis by henry waxman, then search
for "climate" within those results. It's HR 1590.

Anne McLaughlin, Portland OR
-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Lombardi [mailto:eric@no.address]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:18 AM
To: 'GreenYes'
Subject: [GreenYes] Anyone know what the "waste" part of this "gold
standard" legislation is?

Hi all,

Anyone out there have access to this legislation and what it says about the
waste industry?




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

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Eric Lombardi

Executive Director/CEO

Eco-Cycle Inc

Boulder, CO. USA


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