Dingell Letter on Climate Change, NAM Response

By March 23, 2007Global Warming

As you may know, last month House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair John Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality sent a letter to some 24 associations and groups, posing some questions on the topic of climate change. (A list of all the recipients are appended to the letter, linked here.)

Today we sent our reply to Chairman Dingell. In there is a pretty concise summary of our long-held position on the issue:

“[T]he NAM supports climate change policies that are cost-effective, compatible with our marketplace economy, transparent, flexible, preempt the increasing patchwork of state
climate change laws, global in scope and involve all of our trading partners, and take into
account all greenhouse gas sources and reservoirs. In particular, any such policies should aim to achieve results with minimum overall impacts on the U.S. economy.”

Here’s a link to our full letter, with Appendix.