Policy & Politics
- Five questions to ask when approached about pipeline construction
- Newly formed Ohio State advisory team
- Workersí comp billing system update, deadlines changing
- Board of Tax Appeals ruling that could affect you, input needed
- Ohio State Fair Land & Living Exhibit -- 2014 Schedule of Events
Climate Change Hearings End; Mark-Up Delayed
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce held 4 days of hearing on a draft climate change bill drafted by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) during which the committee heard from over 50 witnesses, including former Vice President Al Gore, former Senator John Warner and former Representative Newt Gingrich.¬† While the Subcommittee chairman, Rep. Ed Markey, had indicated his intention to mark-up the draft bill during the week of April 27, negotiations among Democratic legislators are still ongoing in an effort to modify the legislative proposal.¬† No firm date has yet been announced when markup will be re-scheduled.¬† Farm Bureau has sent a letter to the full committee outlining our views on the foundations upon which a climate policy should be based.¬† According to the letter: the benefits of a climate policy must outweigh its costs, recognize and support the unique role of agriculture, affordably replace energy sources that will result from fossil fuel reductions, and ensure that there is a global response to this global problem.