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Climate Bill Dies in U.S. Senate

10:14 AM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Kara Sissell

Proponents of the Climate Security Act sponsored by senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) failed to garner enough votes to halt debate on the bill, effectively killing its prospects for passing the Senate before President Bush’s term expires. 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. The bill needed 60 votes to shut down Republicans’ procedural opposition to the bill, but it only received 48. McConnell: A long read. Attempts to move the...

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