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Who's who in the congressional climate-change battle

THE US' debate over GHG emissions has become as heated as the effect of those emissions on the earth's air and oceans. Emotions have been running high as fierce advocates of both sides of the issue take their battle to the House and Senate floor

The Senate Senator Barbara Boxer: after succeeding conservative Republican James Inhofe, a vocal climate change sceptic, as chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, this California Democrat established two subcommittees to address global warming. She co-sponsored the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act of 2007, the Clean Power Act and the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, all of which called for emissions reductions. In May 2010, she took yet another step towards addressing climate change when she introduced an amendment to the Clean Air Act that would reduce carbon pollution. Senator Lindsey Graham: a Republican from South Carolina, had been viewed as a leadi

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