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rockdawg21 06-27-2009 03:28 AM

House Passes Major Energy Climate Bill
 
Obama for change? That's all you'll have left in your pockets once your energy bill triples.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090627/...NlcGFzc2VzbQ--

Quote:

House passes major energy-climate bill

By H. JOSEF HEBERT and DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press Writers H. Josef Hebert And Dina Cappiello, Associated Press Writers 1 hr 9 mins ago

WASHINGTON In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.

The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax