Quinn Gillespie's Hoppe, Von Bargen preview Senate plans for climate, energy
With a new bill expected to be released as early as next week in the Senate, what are the prospects for climate legislation this year? During today's OnPoint, Dave Hoppe, president of Quinn Gillespie & Associates and a former chief of staff for Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), and Patrick Von Bargen, a director at QG&A and the former chief of staff to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), give their take on challenges to U.S. EPA's regulation of emissions. They also discuss expectations for climate legislation in the Senate and explain how a bill could affect state-level emissions reduction efforts.