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Climate change legislation teetering after setbacks from Oval Office and Congress

Posted By admin On June 17, 2010 @ 4:37 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Alexander Bolton
The Hill [1]
June 17, 2010

Climate change legislation appears dead after two setbacks in quick succession — first from the Oval Office and then from Congress.

Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.), a crucial Republican swing vote, met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and told him he would not support a cap-and-trade plan or carbon fee to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

But this blow came after Obama delivered the first setback Tuesday night. In his primetimes speech, he called for comprehensive energy reform but did not propose an emissions cap.

This stance may parallel his rhetorical backing for a public healthcare option that, however, was later excluded from reform legislation.

The White House has told Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and environmental activists that it supports the carbon cap in his bill, but the presidential bully pulpit has not been used to demand it.

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