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Senate fate grim for climate bill

June 06, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A Senate bill to cut greenhouse gases and address global warming is heading toward almost certain defeat after nearly a week of stalemate and partisan bickering.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has set a vote for 9 a.m. Pacific today to try to overcome a Republican filibuster. He has pledged to pull the bill if the attempt to cut off debate fails. The measure would require power plants, refineries and factories to reduce their carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by about 19% by 2020 and by 71% by midcentury.

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