July 27, 2010 / 7:46 PM / in 7 years

Senate Democrats unveil energy bill to move by recess

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats officially unveiled on Tuesday energy legislation to implement offshore drilling reforms and promote natural gas-powered vehicles that Democrats want the Senate to pass before lawmakers leave for their summer break next week.

The legislation, which will delay until September at the earliest a more contentious proposal to cap and then slowly cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, would also promote energy savings measures for homes and provide funds for water and land conservation.

Reporting by Tom Doggett

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