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Tonko Unveils Principles To Shape Wide-Ranging Capitol Hill Climate Debate

March 21, 2019
A key House Democrat is outlining principles for evaluating comprehensive climate legislation, floating several policy concepts that could be crucial to wooing both industry and environmentalists yet promising to keep all options open on the precise design of carbon limits or other policies to reduce emissions and boost climate resilience. The effort by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), chairman of the House Energy & Commerce environment subcommittee, is Democrats' latest step to restart climate policy formulation after years of Republican control...

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