"Possible Changes to House Climate Bill"

"Climate change legislation is advancing in the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to go through several committees this month.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has already approved the bill to cut industry's greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020. Now, other committees will take their crack at the bill which could result in further changes.

Once the bill lands on the House floor, possibly this month or next, more changes will be sought. For example, some moderate Democrats want a 14 percent goal, instead of 17 percent, for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020."

Richard Cowan reports for Reuters June 2, 2009.

Source: Reuters, 06/03/2009