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Audio – Sen. Jeff Bingaman sees little chance of climate change bill under Bush
Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told the Reuters Global Environment Summit he sees little hope of getting climate change legislation approved because of stiff opposition from the Bush administration to mandatory curbs on greenhouse gas emissions.
Bingaman also warned that he already was seeing reduced investment in alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power because tax credits set to expire next year had not yet been renewed.
– Photo credit: Larry Downing (Bingaman, center, with Bush in 2005 during an energy bill signing ceremony).