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Obama 's US climate change bill passes key Congress vote

The US Congress has voted to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming and the Climate Change Bill will now go to the Senate.According to the Guardian newspaper (27 June), the House of Representatives has voted 219 to 212 to bind the US to cutting carbon emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 levels in 2020 and by 83 per cent in 2050. It will also set up a national cap and trade system.