Utilities endorse climate-change bill

Six electric companies plan to support a Senate bill to cut greenhouse-gas emissions to curb global warming.

The bill, cosponsored by Sens. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinDems call for action against Cassidy-Graham ObamaCare repeal Feinstein pushes back on Trump’s N. Korea policy Feinstein on reelection bid: ‘We will see’ MORE (D-Calif.) and Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperIt’s time for Congress to actually fix the individual health insurance market Where Dems stand on Sanders's single-payer bill Trump riles Dems with pick for powerful EPA job MORE  (D-Del.), would establish a national “cap and trade” program to limit power-plant carbon-dioxide emissions by 25 percent by 2020 from current projections.

The companies are members of the Clean Energy Group, which has advocated for a carbon cap in the past. The Carper-Feinstein bill is the “most aggressive emission reduction bill supported by industry to date,” according to a news release.

The companies supporting the bill are Calpine, Entergy, Exelon, Florida Power & Light, PG&E Corp. and Public Service Enterprise Group.