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'Cap-and-trade' anti-pollution bill explained

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  • Congress considers limits or "caps" on all U.S. pollution emissions
  • Firms that come under limits could "trade" allowances in exchange for rewards
  • Critics: Cap-and-trade would lead to lost jobs, rationing oil, coal, natural gas
  • Supporters: Cap-and-trade would lower energy prices, create jobs
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