Wisconsin Ag Connection: Lucas: More Groups Are Against Cap and Trade Legislation

May 22, 2009
In The News

A growing list of agriculture groups have sent letters to Congress expressing opposition to or serious concerns about the Waxman/Markey climate change and energy legislation. And, according to a New York Times article May 21, no large agriculture industry groups have endorsed the bill.

It has been referred to eight other committees for review and consideration, including the Agriculture Committee.

"As it becomes clearer the extent of damage this bill will cause to agriculture without providing any benefits, more and more farm groups are writing to encourage their Members of Congress to oppose this bill," said Ranking Member Frank Lucas.

The bill is being considered by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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