GOP Senators Join Dems To Back Bill To Help Cut Emissions From Farms

"A bipartisan group of senators is trying to make it easier for farmers and forest managers to make money from reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their land.

A new legislative proposal tackling the impact U.S. agriculture is having on rising global temperature is the latest effort from some GOP lawmakers to turn over a new, green leaf on global warming.

“This to me is timely. It makes sense. It covers a fairly large section of where we have CO2 making it into the atmosphere,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), a tree farmer and a lead sponsor on the legislation, said in an interview.

In addition to Braun, the measure is sponsored by Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)."

Dino Grandoni reports for the Washington Post with Paulina Firozi June 4, 2020.


"In Rare Bipartisan Bill, U.S. Senators Tackle Climate Change Via Agriculture" (Reuters)

Source: Washington Post, 06/05/2020