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Northeast compact inspired climate change bill

Democrats urge emissions caps, credits

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesUNITED ON HEALTHCARE - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius greeted Senator Edward M. Kennedy yesterday at her confirmation hearing for secretary of health and human services. Kennedy said Sebelius has the ''vision, the skill, and the knowledge'' to shepherd the healthcare overhaul. A10 Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesUNITED ON HEALTHCARE - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius greeted Senator Edward M. Kennedy yesterday at her confirmation hearing for secretary of health and human services. Kennedy said Sebelius has the ''vision, the skill, and the knowledge'' to shepherd the healthcare overhaul. A10 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / April 1, 2009

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WASHINGTON - A groundbreaking climate change bill unveiled yesterday by leading House Democrats takes some inspiration from a pact among 10 Northeastern states that was the first in the United States to place a mandatory cap on carbon emissions and begin trading pollution allowances. (Full article: 780 words)

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