The Obama administration now faces another choice on cap-and-trade, and it may be its best opportunity yet to promote it.
Spratt voted for the stimulus, cap-and-trade, and the health-care overhaul bills.
Ryan opposed a cap-and-trade program on energy in 2009, calling it “job-killing.”
Back in 2007, he put himself on the record advocating for a cap-and-trade policy to deal with climate change.
cap-and-trade is much kludgier than carbon taxes; subsidies to wind and solar are kludgier than cap and trade.
He got his own cap-and-trade bill in 2006, set to take effect in 2012.
Twice in the last few months, the administration has sought relief from cap-and-trade requirements in Europe and California.
Instead, he talks about cap-and-trade as if he is Al Gore's acolyte and Barack Obama's fellow student.
Yesterday, the Sierra Club and a number of other environmental groups announced their support for the cap-and-trade bill.
Europeans are alarmed that the Obama cap-and-trade legislation is stalled, while Congress tears itself apart over health care.