Saturday, June 07, 2008

Republicans block bipartisan bill to address climate change

By a vote of 48-36, legislation calling for a "cap and trade" system that would cut greenhouse gas emissions by around 65 percent in 2050 and reward environmentally friendly companies by forcing polluters to buy credits from greener industries fell short of the 60 votes needed to bring it to a final debate. It should be noted that the bill was supported by a majority - 54 Senators - but 6 were not there to vote.

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