Claire McCaskill, Missouri’s coal industry in mind, leads the Senate’s stalling on climate bill

Three weeks after the House passed its landmark climate bill — Obama-powered legislation that would cap greenhouse-gas emissions and even restrict trade with environmentally unfriendly countries — the bill is spitting and sputtering in the Senate.

Leading the feet-dragging on the Democrats’ side? Obama gal pal and Missouri’s own Claire McCaskill, who fears the Great-ish Recession might not be the best time for a midwestern lawmaker to ding the manufacturing and energy industries.

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