16 July 2009

They Will Vote for You: Cap and Trade

U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., "continues to have serious concerns" about pending federal "cap and trade" legislation, The Intelligencer of Wheeling reports.

The state's three U.S. House members voted against the bill when it narrowly passed that chamber. Both Rockefeller and a recuperating U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., expressed reservations or outright opposition to the measure shortly afterward.

The bill "aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants over the next 40 years," the article said. "It establishes a program that allows pollution permits to be bought and sold."

But the article also notes that the Senate version of the measure is not expected to reach the floor of that body until September or October.

Protesters targeted Rockefeller's Charleston office Wednesday, MetroNews and WOWK-TV report, over cap and trade and other issues. The latter offers video. Cap and trade foes also plan weekend rallies at the state Capitol and in Beckley.

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