Vt. US Sen. Sanders to unveil energy legislation

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 29, 2013 at 3:02 am •  Published: January 29, 2013
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's going to introduce legislation in Congress to combat global warming by imposing a tax on carbon that will include "massive investments" in renewable energy.

Sanders mentioned the proposal Monday during a Burlington news conference where he urged the Vermont Legislature not to impose a three-year moratorium on industrial wind projects.

The bill will be "putting a price on those entities" that Sanders says are emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases.

He says targeting several thousand of the worst greenhouse gas emitters in the country can lead to significant greenhouse gas emissions.

He said he would provide more information about the bill in the near future.