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House, EPA to tackle climate policy alternatives

WASHINGTON (AP) - Climate change is on the agenda today for both
Congress and regulators.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to begin work on
legislation that, for the first time, would limit the emissions
blamed for global warming.
Legislation is one of two options available when it comes to
global warming. The other is current law.
To that end, the Environmental Protection Agency scheduled a
public hearing on a proposal that could lead to regulating six
greenhouse gases under existing law.
Dozens of people are signed up to testify at the EPA hearing,
including environmentalists, scientists, religious leaders and
climate change skeptics.
The House Energy committee wants to vote by the end of the week.
But Republicans are expected to drag out the proceedings by
offering hundreds of amendments.
President Barack Obama wants new legislation.


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