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Climate bill politics are heating up

Post Time:Sep 14,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:114

After months of promoting President Obama's climate plan as a vehicle to create millions of clean-energy jobs, supporters of the legislation are increasingly pushing another strategy -- its benefits for national security.It's a deliberate, anxiety-themed effort to press a handful of fence-sitting moderates to support a bill that will probably be the administration's next great legislative push after health care.A coalition backing the energy and climate bill pending before the Senate has enlisted war veterans to pressure senators in person.In television advertisements, the coalition calls dependence on foreign oil a threat to national security and fuel for terrorists, according to a Sept. 14 Chicago Tribune article.

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