As goes Michigan . . .

Michigan and other industrial states play an important role in the climate and energy debate. Both of its Democratic senators – Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow – are willing to back a federal climate and energy bill.

But they are also among the senators demanding that any bill include trade provisions – including so-called carbon tariffs – to prevent manufacturers from being undercut by competitors in nations that don’t require major emissions curbs.

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