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States Attempt to Regulate Carbon Dioxide

Jan 01, 2002According to a list distributed at a recent meeting between conservative state legislators and industry lobbyists, since 1999, at least 23 states have introduced 30 pieces of legislation dealing with carbon dioxide. Of the 30 pieces of legislation, 10 have been enacted. During the meeting, coal and power industry officials told lawmakers present that they must defeat any and all bills that regulate CO2. One industry lobbyist, when referring to the number of states looking at CO2 regulations, bluntly stated, "We're in trouble." See a list of the states that have introduced CO2 bills and view a copy of each bill. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact NCEL.

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