"The lead authors of the Senate climate bill are courting key members of an industry coalition that once cheered on Dick Cheney's energy policies.
Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) say they are writing a business-friendly global warming and energy measure, and they are taking their case to the biggest umbrella group of them all: the Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, or AEEG.
The senators hope to bring the coalition's members into their tent as a way to win over new votes and avoid the type of multimillion dollar ad campaigns two of its biggest members -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Petroleum Institute -- launched against last year's House bill and earlier proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions."
Darren Samuelsohn reports for ClimateWire March 17, 2010.
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