Daines rips Obama climate change proposal

2013-06-25T16:11:00Z 2013-07-01T14:55:15Z Daines rips Obama climate change proposalThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 25, 2013 4:11 pm  • 

HELENA — Montana's congressional delegation is split on President Barack Obama's proposal to deal with climate change.

The president on Tuesday says rules are needed to curb greenhouse gases from power plants.

Obama says the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would run through Montana will only be approved if it won't increase greenhouse gases.

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines blasted the proposal as "a war on American energy." The first-term Republican called it a job killer.

But Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says the country must address climate change and welcomed the president's "kicking off this discussion." The farmer says climate change has resulted in extreme flood and drought in recent years.

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus wants to see the details and ensure the public can weigh in before he commits his support.

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