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Thursday, June 09, 2011

US lawmaker introduced climate change legislation
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On June 9, 2010, US Senator Richard Lugar introduced legislation intended to reduce foreign oil dependence and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Practical Energy and Climate Plan of 2010 would reduce foreign oil imports by 40 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2030, according to the legislation's proponents. The bill was intended to accomplish this through increased fuel efficiency standards, building energy performance, and the promotion of alternative sources of energy, such as nuclear power plants and closing coal plants by 2018. The legislation did not pass the Senate.



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