Is Cap-and-Trade Kaput?

What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade programme in the US. Energy industry prognosticators saw US adoption as almost inevitable just two years ago following the election of President Obama. Then opponents dubbed the initiative ‘cap-and-tax’, a moniker that became a death knell in a political climate wary of raising taxes. Cap-and-trade legislation died with neither a bang nor a whimper; but with a slammed door. Meaningful political debate stopped on the federal level, and the words ‘greenhouse gases’ apparently ceased to be used in Washington, DC.

1 comment for “Is Cap-and-Trade Kaput?

  1. Jim
    March 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Cap and trade is just a shell game. It doesn’t change anything in terms of levels of pollution.

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