In addition to the Carbon Nine, research by economists Matthew Kahn and Michael Cragg shows these 22 Democrats could play a key role in passing comprehensive climate legislation this year, based on the per-capita carbon emissions of their respective congressional districts.
Most of the lawmakers listed below have stayed mum about their opinion of the Waxman-Markey climate bill (except for those on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which voted on the bill last week). Heard where any of the others stand? Let us know in the comments section.
On the “green” side of the Kahn-Cragg analysis:
- Zachary Space (Ohio 8th) — Voted for Waxman-Markey in committee.
- Bart Gordon (Tennessee 6th) — Voted for Waxman-Markey in committee.
- Solomon Ortiz (Texas 27th)
- Charles Wilson (Ohio 6th)
- Collin Peterson (Minnesota 7th) — Has threatened to use his influence as House Agriculture Committee chairman to derail Waxman-Markey if it’s not generous enough to agribusiness interests.
- Ike Skelton (Missouri 4th)
- Rubén Hinojosa (Texas 15th)
- Allen Boyd (Florida 2nd)
- Jim Matheson (Utah 2nd) — Voted against Waxman-Markey in committee.
- Sanford Bishop, Jr. (Georgia 2nd)
- Chet Edwards (Texas 17th)
- Jim Costa (California 20th)
- Jim Marshall (Georgia 8th)
- Mike McIntyre (North Carolina 7th)
On the “brown” side: