Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cleaner, costlier climate bill slips past House - Climate Change- msnbc.com



WASHINGTON - In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that establishes the United States' first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.

The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs.


Cleaner, costlier climate bill slips past House - Climate Change- msnbc.com
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