13 February 2013 — US President Barack Obama has called on the US legislature to introduce a market-based mechanism to place a price on carbon.
President Obama was delivering his 2013 State of the Union address, delivered to Congress, 13 February, Australian time.
The President called on Congress to pass a bill similar to that proposed by Senator John McCain and former Senator Joe Lieberman a few years ago, which would have introduced a US “cap and trade” emissions trading scheme.
“I urge this Congress to get together to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago,” he said.
“But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”
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