VNF's Tom Roberts Quoted in the Dallas Business Journal

December 23, 2007

Van Ness Feldman partner Tom Roberts is quoted in this article, which reports on the impact of airline fuel costs if Congress approves legislation designed to regulate emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

"It's estimated the sale of the certificates would generate $12 billion in revenue for the government," said Tom Roberts, a partner in the Washington D.C.-based law firm Van Ness Feldman, which specializes in energy, environment and climate change issues. "It's widely believed Lieberman-Warner would drive up the cost of all fuel, with the costs ultimately passed downstream to consumers," Roberts said. "The windfall in government revenue would be spent to mitigate the costs of high-priced energy, and for research and development of technologies to lower greenhouse gas emissions," he said.