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Mar 10, 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats pulling all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – More than two dozen U.S.
Senate Democrats joined forces to speak through the night on
Monday, hoping to “wake up” Congress to what they call the
threat of climate change.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid was slated to kick off
the marathon gabfest at about 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) on Monday,
with the final address expected to end about 15 hours later, at
9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) on Tuesday.

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Latest Northeast U.S. carbon permit sales net $94 million

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – The price for power plants
to emit 1 ton of carbon dioxide in nine northeastern U.S. states
cleared at a record $4 per short ton at the Regional Greenhouse
Gas Initiative’s (RGGI) 23rd permit auction, the market’s
administrator said Friday.

The electronic auction, held on Wednesday, raised a total of
$93.96 million that can be used by the participating states to
invest in clean energy and other consumer benefit programs.

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U.S. House advances bill curbing EPA power plant emission limits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bill to curb the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set limits on carbon emissions from power plants cleared a hurdle in the House of Representatives on Thursday but faces bleak prospects of becoming law.

The Republican-controlled House passed the bill by a 229-183 vote but the Senate, in which Democrats hold a majority, has no timetable to consider the legislation. President Barack Obama already has threatened to veto the bill.