U.S. energy companies are at odds over policy decisions as the Senate prepares to discuss climate change legislation. Some supporters of global-warming legislation believe that divisions among energy producers, which traditionally had been united in their opposition to climate change legislation, could improve the prospects for passage of a bill. "It's much harder to pass clean-energy legislation when big oil and other energy interests are united in their opposition," said Daniel J. Weiss, climate-policy director at the liberal Center for American Progress.

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