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  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, July 27, 2010, during the committee's hearing on Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    MURRAY & SINCLAIR: Energy bills could include trans-Atlantic tax

    The "clean energy" bills bouncing around Congress contain a dirty little secret. Both Sen. John Kerry's American Power Act and the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act (which passed the House last year) contain provisions that could benefit Europe at America's expense. Both bills would create the first trans-Atlantic tax by hitching an American carbon-emissions "cap-and-trade" system to Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

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