Freeman

IN BRIEF

Some Utility Companies Want Cap and Trade Now

NOVEMBER 09, 2009

“Utility executives are stepping up calls for legislation to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, fearing that if Congress doesn’t act, the EPA will establish rules that would be costlier and less effective.” (Wall Street Journal, Monday)

Summary of domestic energy policy debate: Devil you know or the devil you don’t?

FEE Timely Classic:
The Perverse Popularity of Command and Control” by Dwight R. Lee

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