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Peterson Institute’s Gary Hufbauer Delivers Testimony During House Energy & Commerce Hearing, References NFTC Climate Change Paper & Written Statement from Bill Reinsch
Date: 3/5/2008 2:37:00 PM
Written By: Jennifer Cummings or Eric Thomas,The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington, DC – Today Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, delivered testimony during a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce  Subcommittee on Energy & Air Quality.

In his testimony during the hearing, themed “Climate Change: Competitiveness Concerns and Prospects for Engaging Developing Countries,” Hufbauer referenced the National Foreign Trade Council’s (NFTC) recent paper on climate change, titled “WTO – Compatibility of Four Categories of U.S. Climate Change Policy.” Hufbauer also noted that attached to his written testimony was a statement from NFTC President Bill Reinsch, who was originally scheduled to testify.

For a full copy of Gary Hufbauer’s testimony, which includes the NFTC statement from Bill Reinsch, please see the URL: Release/2008/ClimateTestimony.pdf

To read the NFTC climate change paper, please visit the following URL:

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