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POWER POLITICS: The South proves a harsh environment for the climate bill

June 29, 2009 - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a landmark climate bill on Friday, passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act by a narrow 219-212 margin. The measure, which would set caps on greenhouse gas emissions and boost renewable energy and efficiency, now goes to the Senate.If the House vote is any indication, the legislation can be expected to face significant opposition from Senators hailing from the coal-dependent South.