Barton calls climate change bill ‘C-R-A-P’

House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Joe Barton (R-Texas) called the Democrat’s climate change bill “C-R-A-P” Wednesday morning.

Barton told reporters that the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade measure needlessly will raise taxes to achieve the goal of clean energy and carbon reduction.

“(Democrats) call it ‘ACES,’ … I call it C-R-A-P,” he said at a press conference Wednesday morning, to unveil the House GOP endorsed energy independence bill.

Molly K. Hooper

Tags 111th United States Congress American Clean Energy and Security Act Climate change Climate change policy Climate change policy in the United States Emissions trading Environment Human Interest Joe Barton Joe Barton Person Communication Politics Quotation United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce Waxman

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