Sen. Sanders to lead climate ‘wake-up' call

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BURLINGTON (AP) -- Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will help lead an overnight session of the Senate's Climate Action Task Force in what he terms a wake-up call on global warming.

Sanders -- an Independent who is co-sponsor of a bill that would tax carbon and methane emissions -- will be joined by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Maine Sen. Angus King and two dozen other task force members.

The overnight session will take place on the Senate floor Monday night through Tuesday morning.

Sanders says the overnight session shows their commitment to alert Congress to the dangers of global warming.

He says constituents want action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.


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