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Colorado climate-change clash: Gardner votes down DeGette on greenhouse gases

The House Energy and Commerce Committee was the site of a climate change Colorado showdown Tuesday. Considering a bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating green-house gas emissions, the committee's majority Republicans voted in lockstep against broad consensus among the world's scientists that climate change exists. Colorado Democratic member of the committee Rep. Diana DeGette introduced an amendment that asserted that greenhouse gases generated by human activity were the "root cause" of global warming. Colorado Republican Rep. Cory Gardner joined with the other thirty Republicans in voting down DeGette's amendment and two other similar amendments put forward by Democrats.