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November 19, 2008

Round 1 to the WaxMan
Reader CR points to a report that Henry Waxman just won a crucial procedural vote in his bid to oust John Dingell as gatekeeper over climate change legislation. Dingell, remember, is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and, in the name of protecting the auto industry, has resisted all sorts of needed environmental legislation. More details here while the AP's report on the latest developments are here. Waxman still needs to win a vote of the full Democratic caucus and, if the past is any indication, the vote he just won is no guarantee of ultimate victory. Still, this is a momentus and exciting development. Stay tuned...

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