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Climate Bill Dies in U.S. Senate

11:28 AM MDT | June 6, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Proponents of the Climate Security Act of 2008 sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) failed to garner enough votes to shut down debate on the bill, effectively killing the bill’s prospects for passing the Senate this session. The bill would have established a cap-and-trade program to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020, and nearly 70% by 2050. Sponsors of the bill needed 60 votes to shut down debate in the Senate but only 48 voted to pass the bill. ACC and other industry groups opposed the bill. ACC says...

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