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It looks like cap and trade will have to go through Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee, Blanche Lincoln's Agricultural Committee and Max Baucus's Finance Committee.

I can't imagine what could go wrong.

By Ezra Klein  |  September 11, 2009; 2:14 PM ET
Categories:  Climate Change  
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That's a lot of sarcasm for such a small post. :-)

Posted by: JERiv | September 11, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

This should be exhibit A for why Democrats need to rework their committee chair procedures.

Posted by: PorkBelly | September 11, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Our planet is doomed.

Posted by: bcbulger | September 11, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, this just isn't true. Climate change legislation must go through EPW. Tax provisions must go to Finance. USDA stuff goes to Agriculture. The Senate doesn't have sequential referral. Last year's bill didn't go to Finance. Both Baucus and Lincoln can decide what they want to contribute but the bill doesn't have to go through their committees.

Posted by: DCMike | September 11, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

For gods' sake get Baucus out of the picture. He is poison to progress!

Posted by: Mimikatz | September 11, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

DOA.

John

Posted by: toshiaki | September 11, 2009 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I'm a committed climate activist but cap and trade in almost every form is a questionable instrument and can easily function as a Christmas tree upon which all kinds of special interest favors can be hung. So...even if it passes it will be worse than nothing at all, IMO

Posted by: michaelterra | September 11, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Re michaelterra: "I'm a committed climate activist but cap and trade in almost every form is a questionable instrument and can easily function as a Christmas tree upon which all kinds of special interest favors can be hung. So...even if it passes it will be worse than nothing at all."

Hmm. Questionable instrument. Christmas tree. Worse than nothing at all. Sounds like Obama's health plan too.

Posted by: bmull | September 11, 2009 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Finally, I got a laugh! Perhaps the Teamsters and Turtles can unite again and prevent Baucus Fiasco #2.

Posted by: kaylamom1 | September 12, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

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