Energy Needs at Home Trump Cap-and-Trade Political Points for Senate Democrats

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Last week I wrote a blogpost on cap-and-trade, pointing out that many Democratic senators had a political motive to oppose such a measure: Their states get most of their electricity from coal, and so cap-and-trade would raise their constituents' utility rates disproportionately to other states. This week the Senate voted on whether to include cap-and-trade in the budget resolution and, guess what 26 Democrats voted against doing so. You read it here first.

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