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US Senate's climate sentry on lonely mission

On Monday the two-term Democrat offers his 100th Senate floor speech on climate change — an unprecedented three-year odyssey demanding Republicans address what he believes is one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. A major “cap and trade” bill limiting carbon emissions passed the House early in President Barack Obama’s presidency but died in the Senate. The administration has since proposed strict powerplant emission regulations, but Republicans want them rolled back. When Obama and China agreed last November to reduce carbon pollution, Republicans vowed to thwart that too.

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