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Pete Stark at today’s climate-change hearing

Here’s Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, at today’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on addressing price volatility in climate change legislation — that is, achieving our environmental goals at the lowest possible cost to the economy and consumers:

That “carbon tax” legislation Stark mentions is his H.R. 594, which he re-introduced in January; he’d taken a stab at this in the last Congress with H.R. 2069, which died in committee.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RR

    Good ol’ Pete Stark is Calif.’s answer to Mich.’s Dingell: an aging populist who aspires to the mantle of William Jennings Bryan. They’re both a century late.