Salazar: I'm confident Senate will pass climate-change measure

09/8/2009 | Reuters

The Senate will likely approve a climate-change bill despite Washington's focus on overhauling health care, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said. But if Congress fails to act, the White House could order executive-branch offices to proceed with measures to curb carbon emissions, he added. Without congressional action, however, Salazar said, climate change would not be addressed "in a complete and long-term manner."

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