Climate in Congress (2/6–2/10)


An Anti-Climate faction of Republicans continued to push new Anti-Climate legislation, but a group of Republican elder statesmen unveiled their own Pro-Climate plan. 

Here's what happened this week...


• The House voted to disapprove the new Pro-Climate Bureau of Land Management Rule 2.0 (see who crossed the aisle to defend the rule)


• Sen. Inhofe (OK), a vocal climate change denier, introduced a bill to give states control of energy resources on federal lands—an attempt to handcuff unified federal efforts to battle climate change. 


• Sen. Hatch (UT) introduced a bill that would provide states with more authority to regulate oil and gas operations—another attempt to handcuff unified federal efforts to battle climate change. 


• Rep. Johnson (TX-3) introduced a bill to eliminate a wide swath of Pro-Climate EPA programs


• Providing a bipartisan Pro-Climate ray of hope — a group led by former Secretary of State James A. Baker introduced a "Conservative Climate Solution," a plan that proposes a carbon tax to battle climate change moving forward



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