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Democrats Pushed On Border Tax, Procurement Plan To Cut Industrial GHGs

September 18, 2019
Witnesses at a House hearing urged Democrats to pursue border adjustment policies and federal “clean” procurement standards as key steps to reduce carbon emissions in the industrial sector, arguing the strategies would reduce emissions while protecting domestic workers from being undercut by overseas competitors with weaker climate rules. “Any federal effort to tackle industrial sector emissions and grow U.S. manufacturing therefore must include . . . common sense tax, procurement, trade enforcement and border adjustments policies to stop offshoring and...

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