House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey, D-Mass., just released draft legislation aimed at addressing global warming and increasing the use of renewable energy in the United States. The 600-page proposal includes everything from a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gases to mandates requiring the production of low-carbon transportation fuels and the use of renewable sources of electricity.
Does it make sense to combine the climate and energy proposals into one package? What's the best thing about the proposal? What part is guaranteed to draw the most opposition? Can it get to President Obama's desk?
-- Margaret Kriz, NationalJournal.com