US Senate junks mandatory climate change emissions plan

The US Senate on a 55-43 vote Oct. 30 rejected a bipartisan mandatory carbon dioxide reduction plan unpopular with most US oil companies and power generators.Although the bill never was expected to pass, sponsors Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) pressed for a vote as a way to nudge colleagues into taking a more serious look at the climate change issue."We've lost a battle today, but we'll win over time because climate change is real. And we will overcome the influence of the special interests over time. You can only win by marshaling public opinion," McCain said.But McCain's colleague Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) rejected the argument that climate change ...

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