If former Secretary of State James Baker, a senior partner at Baker Botts in Houston, gets his way, there may be less work for litigators who sue and defend the energy industry.

Baker and his fellow members of a group composed largely of former Republican White House administration officials, called the Climate Leadership Council, unveiled this week a proposal to have congress authorize a tax on carbon emissions and, in exchange, trash proposed carbon regulations in the Clean Power Plan, created by the Obama administration.

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