Climate Change

Architects of Sen. Bingaman's climate plan look ahead to hearings, possible supporters

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) wants to hold hearings next month about a climate change plan authored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Will Domenici come out in support of Bingaman's plan? Will Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) assert jurisdiction over climate policy? How does Bingaman's proposal differ from other carbon dioxide reduction efforts in Congress? Jason Grumet, executive director of the National Commission on Energy Policy, and Jonathan Black, legislative assistant to Bingaman, describe the senator's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.