Sen. Feinstein plans power plant carbon bill

Sens. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerThe ‘bang for the buck’ theory fueling Trump’s infrastructure plan Kamala Harris endorses Gavin Newsom for California governor Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response MORE (D-Calif.) and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersClinton backs Georgia governor hopeful on eve of primary The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Frenzy over Kennedy retirement rumors | Trump challenges DOJ Bernie Sanders announces Senate reelection bid MORE (I-Vt.) have introduced a plan, and Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseDems expand 2018 message to ‘draining the swamp’ Overnight Energy: Pruitt gets Senate grilling | Dems want investigation into Pruitt's security chief | Interior officers arrested 13 in border surge | Advisers pan science 'transparency' plan Dems claim Pruitt's former security chief intervened to hire business associate MORE (D-R.I.) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) have floated a draft bill, too.

Feinstein’s plan would cover a smaller range of industries than the other measures, and launching the fee at $10-per-ton is less aggressive than the other bills too.

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has a handy chart here that compares the Boxer and Whitehouse plans, which differ substantially in structure.

Boxer, chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, told reporters Wednesday that she will have a climate change hearing some time in July that will include discussion of legislative proposals.

Climate legislation faces remote prospects of passage in the current Congress.

President Obama, within weeks, is expected to announce plans for executive-level actions on global warming, including power plant regulations.