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One of the more outstanding elements of the bill is its pre-emption of state’s ability to control greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA will be given final authority but with restrictions as far as the Clean Air Act goes.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., warned that the final bill will be totally different from the version that is released to the Senate floor. He said, "Let's begin the next phase of the negotiating process. This is not an edict from on high. This is a proposal from the three of us, and we welcome input."
Officially, the bill is the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S.1733). Click here to read the entire bill or click on this link to read a section by section summary.