Democrats look to industry for help in climate bill

Some lawmakers have come to accept the political reality that businesses will play a key role in shaping global warming legislation.

Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Washington - As he toured union halls and factory floors in his 2006 Senate campaign, Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown repeatedly railed against the "prescription bill the drug companies wrote," the "energy bill the oil companies wrote" and all the other policy decisions dominated by special interests.

Now halfway through his first Senate term, Brown seems to see at least one major Washington policy push differently.

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