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Senators may block Obama on emissions

Post Time:Mar 19,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:166

Michigan's senators, reliable allies of President Barack Obama, are emerging as potential obstacles to one of his top budget priorities.

Both have raised major questions about a cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. Last week, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, joined a handful of more moderate Senate Democrats in opposing a procedural move that could make it easier for such a system to become law.

And Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing criticized the administration for tying new money for energy research -- some of which could help the auto industry -- to passage of a cap-and-trade plan, according to a March 19 report in The Detroit News.

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