The people of Ohio will be hurt by the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. The legislation is unbalanced. The goals are laudable, but the bill will hit consumers and producers of petroleum fuels especially hard and create an uneven playing field for U.S. refiners while protecting other U.S. industries. People who use automobiles, trucks, planes, trains, heating oil and other non-transportation petroleum products will shoulder the lion’s share of the burden, but the inequitable nature of the legislation could worsen the pain for everyone.
Waxman-Markey Bill: Ohio State Fact Sheet
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