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Conservative groups at odds with new House GOP climate change proposals

By Dino Grandoni
The Washington Post
February 13, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

House Republicans call their plan for tackling climate change “realistic.” Right-wing think tanks call it a “Green New Deal Lite.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other top House Republicans find themselves at odds with a series of conservative lobbying groups in Washington over what to do about rising global temperatures. In the face of shifting poll numbers, top House Republicans are hoping to turn over a new green leaf with a fresh package of climate bills that addresses climate change by sucking carbon dioxide out of the air rather than cutting the use of oil and natural gas. …The tussle touched off Wednesday when McCarthy and several other Republicans formally introduced four bills addressing climate change. Among the proposals is the Trillion Trees Act, sponsored by forester-turned-congressman Bruce Westerman.

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