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Democrats study Plan B for energy, climate change

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By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle

Jan. 25, 2010, 10:33PM

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s already dim hopes of passing sweeping energy and climate change legislation darkened further with last week’s Republican victory in the special election to fill a Senate seat from Massachusetts.

Now Democratic leaders eager to cap the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming are mulling a possible Plan B: tacking “clean energy” measures onto a job-creation package and following that up with an “energy-only” bill that doesn’t contain a specific plan for combating climate change.

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