Wilderness Society blogs on climate bill for National Journal

As one of the experts invited by reporter Margaret Kriz to blog for the National Journal’s Energy and Environment blog, Wilderness Society President Bill Meadows has an opportunity to comment on some of the nation’s hottest policy issues. This week, he responds to one of the key questions being debated in Washington: when Congress passes a “cap and trade” climate bill, should all carbon pollution permits be auctioned to polluters, or should permits initially be given away to give polluting industries time to develop new emissions-reduction technologies? In his post, Bill comes down firmly on the side of making polluters pay from the outset in order to create a funding pool to benefit the public at large. Read Bill’s post.