4/27/2010

Business executives and environmental activists called on President Barack Obama to salvage the climate bill, whose rollout was postponed after Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walked out on the initiative Saturday to protest the Senate leadership's plan to tackle immigration reform before the climate measure. "Strong White House engagement is really critical on a major piece of legislation like this," said Peter Molinaro of Dow Chemical. Obama has "got to make this a personal priority the way he has done with other issues," said Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund.

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