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DINGELL-ENERGY
(2007-08-01)
(wgvu) - \ DURING FIVE DECADES IN CONGRESS, JOHN DINGELL
HAS BROKERED PLENTY OF SWEEPING LEGISLATION, FROM CLEAN AIR RULES
TO THE PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES.
BUT THE 81-YEAR-OLD DEARBORN DEMOCRAT MAY BE FACING HIS MOST
SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGES YET: MEASURES REQUIRING AUTOMAKERS TO BOOST
FUEL ECONOMY AND A MUCH BROADER PUSH TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING.
DINGELL'S STATURE COULD BE ON DISPLAY THIS WEEK WHEN CONGRESS
CONSIDERS AN ENERGY BILL. HIS ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE WILL
WORK LATER THIS YEAR TO CREATE A MANDATORY CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM TO
CURB CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS.
DINGELL IS A LONGTIME DEFENDER OF DETROIT'S AUTO INDUSTRY WHO
NOW FINDS HIMSELF AT ODDS WITH SOME MEMBERS OF HIS OWN PARTY.
BUT ONE FORMER COLLEAGUE SAYS DINGELL IS SKILLED AT WORKING
THROUGH AMBIGUITY.
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