Environment & Energy Report

House Democrats Call for ‘Negative Emissions’ in Climate Plan

June 30, 2020, 12:05 AM

House Democrats are unveiling on Tuesday a wide-ranging plan to combat climate change with a goal of effectively capturing more carbon dioxide than power plants, factories and cars emit into the atmosphere after 2050.

The so-called negative emissions proposal is part of the more than 500-page blueprint from the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis convened by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and headed by Representative Kathy Castor of Florida.

Though many of the proposals are unlikely to win favor in the Republican-controlled Senate, the document outlines the emerging debate over climate policy that will play a role in the fall...

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