Capitol Hill Watchers See Long Odds For Clean Electricity Standard

April 7, 2021
Former Senate staffers are skeptical that lawmakers can pass a clean electricity standard (CES), a key measure for limiting greenhouse gases, using expedited budget procedures -- or possibly at all -- as part of infrastructure legislation, arguing the policy faces long odds despite support from House Democrats and the Biden administration. Two former Senate staffers told April 6 discussion hosted by the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright that getting such legislation approved -- even if lawmakers were to use the...

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