Senate Showdown Begins At Climate Bill Hearings

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The White House on Tuesday sent top administration officials to sell a key U.S. Senate committee on climate change legislation, but the political and regional divides that quickly surfaced among senators showed the steep climb ahead toward creating a bill with enough support to make it into law.

During the first day of hearings before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, sponsored by committee chairwoman Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the bill's...
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