"N.D. Could Be the Badlands for Cap and Trade"

"The fate of major climate legislation in Congress could rest with North Dakota.

The sparsely populated state in the upper Midwest, noted for its badlands and bone-chilling winters, wields as much clout as regions three times its size in the global warming debate. Its two Democratic senators possess crucial swing votes on Capitol Hill.

Sens. Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad also sit on several of the committees that are holding court on the just-passed climate bill from the House."

Christa Marshall reports for ClimateWire in the New York Times July 23, 2009.

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