Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007

The Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007 (S. 309) - a bill to amend the Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, and for other purposes. It was proposed in the 110th United States Congress by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on January 15, 2007.

It was referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

The measure was intended to increase performance standards for electricity generation and motor vehicles with the option of an emissions "cap and trade" system. The emissions cap would begin in 2010 with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050. The legislation would also provide funding for R&D on geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide, among other projects; set emissions standards for new vehicles and a renewable fuels requirement for gasoline beginning in 2016; establish energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standards beginning in 2008 and low-carbon electric generation standards beginning in 2016 for electric utilities; and require periodic evaluations by the National Academy of Sciences to determine whether emissions targets are adequate.

Read more about Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act Of 2007:  Background, Act Overview, Proposed Solution of S. 309, Summary Provisions of Act, Global Warming and Wildlife, Reduction of Greenhouse Gasses and Other Pollutants, Emission Standards, The Importance of The Government Involvement, Final Statement

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