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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Global Warming Update: Wise move by Senate

Senate Defeats Move to Cap Climate Gases
By H. JOSEF HEBERT
The Associated Press
Wednesday, June 22, 2005; 9:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Senate soundly defeated a proposal Wednesday for mandatory reductions in heat-trapping pollution that may be warming the Earth. Supporters managed to get five fewer votes than they did two years ago.
The proposal to cap greenhouse gases at 2000 levels, within five years, lost by a 60-38 vote. It was a victory for President Bush's policies that focus on voluntary actions by industry to address the problem.
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