US Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) yesterday introduced the American Power Act, proposed legislation that would mandate a 17% reduction in US carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2020. It initially would place CO2 caps on utilities and later include other sectors. US Air Transport Assn. said it "is in the process of conducting a thorough review of the bill" but cautioned that any legislation should avoid "punitive industry and passenger ...

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