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Climate

Sen. Bingaman to introduce new emissions bill in June, talks biofuels, RPS, CTL

With the Senate likely taking up the energy debate after the Memorial Day recess, questions still remain about how the full Senate will act on key issues like implementing a new federal RPS and agreeing to a new federal mandate for the use of coal-based transportation fuels. During today's OnPoint, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, discusses what his committee has done in these areas plus he talks about the competing biofuels proposals that have emerged in the Senate. Bingaman also previews his new climate legislation saying the new bill will be introduced in June and will still include the controversial "safety valve" provision.