Congress introduces global warming bill

Today, the 111th Congress introduced its first bill that would tackle the challenge of global warming. Efforts to pass global warming legislation during President George W. Bush's two terms focused almost exclusively on the Senate, to no avail. Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) hope to break this stalemate and today’s effort marks the beginning of an approach that has broad support across the nation and within Congress.

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