AARP prefers Cantwell-Collins climate bill

The AARP, the powerful senior’s lobby, likes Cantwell-Collins approach to climate change.

The group sent a letter to Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday calling their so-called cap-and-dividend approach to climate legislation a “thoughtful, bipartisan approach” that reduces carbon dioxide emissions but also protects consumers.

AARP had expressed concern that House-passed climate legislation, which uses an economy-wide cap-and-trade system to cut emissions, didn’t provide enough protections to consumers. Ben wrote a piece explaining the Cantwell-Collins approach.