House Approves Global-Warming Bill

Hunter, Pam
July 2009
ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/6/2009, Vol. 263 Issue 1, p74
Trade Publication
The article reports on the approval of the landmark global-warming bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 26, 2009 by a 219-212 vote. Although the bill is deemed to be supported by various groups and is prioritized by the administration of President Barack Obama, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 is expected to face challenges in the Senate due to the presence of Republicans and moderate Democrats, who may prevent its passage. The legislation is aimed at decreasing greenhouse-gas emissions by over 80% by 2050.


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