Republicans block U.S. Senate’s global warming bill

Last night Democrats failed to break the Republican filibuster of major global warming legislation. The bill would have capped carbon dioxide coming from power plants,refineries and factories, with a target of cutting greenhouse gasemissions by 71 percent by the middle of this century.

Notably crossing the aisle was John Warner (R-VA), arguing that the bill would enhance U.S. security. Most of his fellow Republicans appeared unmoved by that argument, citing major tax increases among their reasons for not backing the bill.

I guess it’s not surprising. But it’s certainlydisheartening. How is this a partisan issue? Last time I looked, wewere all breathing the same air and swimming in the same water.

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