sábado, 24 de julho de 2010

US Senate drops bill to cap carbon emissions

Senator John Kerry, the Democrat who was lead sponsor of the now-abandoned climate bill, still remains hopeful that US carbon emissions would eventually be capped
US Senate drops bill to cap carbon emissions 
By Haroon Siddique 
Plan to charge large polluters abandoned in favour of narrower legislation focusing on increasing firms' liability for oil spills.
A major climate change bill that would have capped carbon emissions has been abandoned by Democrats in the US Senate in the face of opposition from both sides of the house. 
Under pressure from falling popularity ratings, Barack Obama had hoped the bill would add to the two biggest legislative successes of his presidency: the comprehensive health care bill and reform of the US banking and financial sector.
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