Carbon, the new energy commodity

Under his plan, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission would have the authority to regulate carbon derivatives as an energy commodity.

"The carbon derivatives market should be based on a strong regulatory framework," Stupak said. "The finite nature of carbon credits and absence of a physical commodity leave it particularly vulnerable to speculation."

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In other words, the mechanism for turning carbon-credits you will be forced to buy into Wall Street's next gambling casino are already in place.

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