President Barack Obama is being asked by environmental groups to take stronger measures to ensure the Senate takes up climate-and-energy legislation this summer. "I think it absolutely is doable and we can pass a bill with an enforceable carbon limit before the August recess," said Fred Krupp, an executive of the Environmental Defense Fund. The president has to "directly engage with his staff at a detailed level" to produce a proposal that can secure 60 votes in the Senate, Krupp added.

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