Close-vote victory sends global-warming legislation to Senate

July 2009
Pit & Quarry;Jul2009, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p6
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The article reports on the victory of the American Clean Energy and Security Act in a 219-212 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 26, 2009. It cites that the aim of the cap-and-trade legislation, which was sponsored by Representatives Henry A. Waxman and Ed Markey, will put limitations on greenhouse gas emissions, which are considered a cause of global warming. It adds that the bill is expected to drive up energy costs to businesses and consumers.


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