House Energy and Commerce Moves Climate and Energy Bill

Submitted by Zach Cockrum

Taking the first step toward meeting the call for comprehensive energy and climate legislation this year, the House Energy and Commerce Committee last week approved the American Clean Energy and Security Act by a 33 to 25 bipartisan vote.

The legislation will establish a new energy policy in the U.S. that avoids continuing dependence on foreign oil and builds a new, domestic clean technology manufacturing base to supply the wind, solar, and other renewable energy. The bill also takes significant steps toward solving the global warming crisis by limiting carbon pollution.