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Senate blocks climate bill; backers wait for new president

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posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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Senate blocks climate bill; backers wait for new president


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Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a vote on legislation that would cut greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. economy, but its supporters said they'd keep working to get a stronger version ready for the next president.

Obama and McCain say global warming is an urgent problem...McCain said the bill needed to be debated and improved.

Obama and McCain were among 54 senators who favored moving ahead, but 60 votes were needed. Six of the 54 weren't present to vote. The tally: 48 in favor, 36 opposed
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posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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I am obviously a believer in the fact that humans play a roll in Climate Change and as such I am disappointed to hear this, but not surprised.

Be us fools or not, those who are concerned with this issue are growing in number and ignoring our desire to see the government act will begin to have greater repercussions for those elected officials who ignore this fact.

I do hope that with the next election we see the necessary changes that will allow moves such as these to go forward.

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