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Obama’s climate-change bill stymied by bipartisan quarrel

Posted by on Apr 26th, 2010 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Prospects for an early international agreement to tackle climate change have suffered a major setback, as a US plan to cut carbon emissions descended into partisan bickering.

Senior American political figures had promised to introduce a “cap and trade” energy bill today, paving the way for the kind of substantial international talks that failed to materialise at last year’s Copenhagen summit, but the launch has been called off at the last minute.

Green groups expressed disappointment at the development, which supporters of the bill described as a “postponement”, but the Republican Senator who had previously been on board stormed out on Saturday after what he called a betrayal by the White House.


Source:  http://www.independent.co.uk


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