Despite inevitable resistance from the Bush administration and fellow Congress members, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) plan to unveil a proposal this week that would force all U.S. industries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation would require all industries to limit their emissions to 2000 levels by 2010 and 1990 levels by 2016. McCain has scheduled a hearing on the matter for tomorrow and plans to send a proposal to the Senate floor later this year, according to his aides. That proposal is bound to face stiff opposition from President Bush and from Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), new chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee, both of whom favor voluntary approaches and market incentives over government regulation of industry.
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