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Graham opposes Kerry-Lieberman climate bill

By Juliet Eilperin

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters Tuesday he will not support a climate bill authored by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), which he helped craft.

Graham said the revised bill, which could come up for a vote this summer, would impose too many restrictions on offshore drilling.

"What I have withdrawn from is a bill that basically restricts drilling in a way that is never going to happen in the future," Graham told reporters.

Graham had worked for months to draft a bipartisan climate bill with Kerry and Lieberman, but abandoned that effort in April on the grounds that Senate Democrats were more interested in pushing immigration legislation.

Still, Lieberman and Kerry had held out hope that in the end, Graham would vote for their bill. Now, this appears unlikely.


Juliet Eilperin

 |  June 8, 2010; 5:06 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Hmmm, I wonder if ole Lindsey looked at Bob Inglis' Tuesday numbers.

Posted by: jeffersonian1 | June 9, 2010 3:02 PM
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Ms. Eilperin,

Just 3 comments in all of June (not counting mine). You have lost your audience at this blog. If you care, you must begin responding to an occasional comment. If you don't care; why bother maintaining the blog?

Posted by: snorbertzangox | June 9, 2010 11:50 AM
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