Kapturs 3.5 billion kickback to vote for cap and trade not in Senate bill

Is Marcy's pet in trouble?
WASHINGTON — A proposal to establish a federal power marketing agency in the Great Lakes, and possibly use its proceeds to fund improvements or expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway, is not included in the latest climate change bill floated in the Senate, suggesting the issue will fall to a House-Senate conference committee next year.

Had the idea, pushed by Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, appeared in the Senate bill, it would have been all but certain to survive in a final bill in at least some form. Now Ms. Kaptur faces an uphill fight to win the provision, which has raised objections from St. Lawrence River interests but has the support of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

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