Washington, DC (January 16, 2007)- Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) re-introduced the global warming bill first introduced last year by now retired Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT). The bill is the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007, which seeks to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
The bill includes a renewable portfolio standard requiring a minimum annual percentage of 20 percent renewable electricity by 2020. In addition to Senators Sanders and Boxer, the other original cosponsors include Senators Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Daniel Inouye (D-HI), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Burlington Free Press
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders