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House Committee Approves Resolution To Protest Obama's Climate Change Plan

The House Energy and Environment Committee has approved a resolution protesting President Barack Obama's plan on climate change.

The committee's voice vote today sends the measure to the House for debate.

The nonbinding resolution says the President's plan will harm the economy and it asks Congress to block it.

Obama's plan includes tougher pollution standards for power plants and higher vehicle fuel efficiency standards.

The resolution initially contained more than a page of language questioning the scientific consensus that human activity contributes to climate change. Environmentalists called it a denial resolution.

Republican Craig McPherson pushed to shorten the measure, saying the committee wanted to highlight the economic harm of the President's plan.