Senators Will Introduce Climate Change Bill on Monday

A compromise climate change bill sponsored by a tri-partisan coalition of senators will be introduced Monday with the backing of the Edison Electric Institute, which represents most U.S. electric utilities, and three of the nation's largest oil companies, the Washington Post reported Friday.

The plan, sponsored by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., would take effect in 2013 and by 2020 would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent compared to 2005 levels, and 80 percent by 2050, the Post quoted Kerry as saying.

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