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Senator says votes still short for climate bill


Monday, June 21, 2010
WASHINGTON — A Senate sponsor of a climate and energy bill says supporters are still short of the 60 votes they need to advance the legislation. A major sticking point has been the bill’s approach to carbon emissions, which are blamed for global warming.
WASHINGTON — A Senate sponsor of a climate and energy bill says supporters are still short of the 60 votes they need to advance the legislation. A major sticking point has been the bill’s approach to carbon emissions, which are blamed for global warming.

WASHINGTON — A Senate sponsor of a climate and energy bill says supporters are still short of the 60 votes they need to advance the legislation.

WASHINGTON — A Senate sponsor of a climate and energy bill says supporters are still short of the 60 votes they need to advance the legislation.

A major sticking point has been the bill’s approach to carbon emissions, which are blamed for global warming. Lieberman says capping carbon pollution and putting a price on it is at the heart of the bill. Republicans reject the idea of a carbon tax.

President Barack Obama has called a bipartisan meeting to discuss the climate bill and other energy matters on Wednesday.

Lieberman appeared Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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