Lugar Shoots Down Utilities-Only Emissions Cap

June 22, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

After pushing for years for an economy-wide cap on carbon emissions, the White House and Senate Democrats appear ready to compromise. Their newest idea is a cap on just electric utilities as part of a broader energy bill. The goal, of course, is to bring moderate Republicans on board, like Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.).

So what does Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) have to say about it?

“No. I said no cap-and-trade,” said Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), speaking to reporters in the Capitol.

And … we move one step closer to a climate-free energy bill.