Opposition, oil spill cloud the future of climate bill

05/12/2010 | Reuters

Reuters details some provisions in the climate bill that will be announced officially today. The Senate proposal would impose new limits on carbon dioxide pollution from factories, utilities and vehicles, but is likely to face opposition from Republicans and some Democrats. However, the bill, which would also expand heavy-polluting domestic oil production and nuclear power generation, might not even be debated this year. It is also unclear whether the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could affect future legislation or force lawmakers to take another look at U.S. energy and environmental policy.

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