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Environmental brief ~ Senators call for stricter action on global warming

[JURIST] In Friday's environmental law news, US Senator Pete Domenici, the Republican chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee [official website], joined by Senator Jeff Bingaman, the ranking Democrat committee member, has issued a report [DOC text, press release] calling for a mandatory trading program for carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. The committee plans to have meetings on the issue later this spring, in the hope of formulating a bill agreeable to both parties. Any bill would then be submitted to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee [official website], whose chairman, Senator James Inhofe, has announced that he is currently opposed to the senators' goals. AP has more.

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