“Trillion Tree Plan Could Be Centerpiece of GOP Climate Package”

“Republicans in Congress said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s embrace of a global tree-planting initiative could make the proposal a centerpiece of a forthcoming GOP climate change package.

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) plans to unveil legislation over the next week or so for a U.S. Trillion Tree Initiative, which Trump endorsed in Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) ultimately seeks to combine that bill and other ideas into a House GOP climate package.”

Dean Scott reports for Bloomberg Environment February 5, 2020.

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