House progressives stake out global warming principles
Reps. Waxman, Markey, and Inslee have sent a dear colleague laying out principles for global warming legislation in a letter addressed to Speaker Pelosi and requesting Members to join them on the letter.
Among the key points:
1) global warming targets should be based on science (you'd think a no-brainer until you talk to the would-be deal cutters);
2) states should not have their rights taken away; and
3) carbon permits should be auctioned rather than given to big polluters (see #1, above)
Here’s a link to the letter and press release: