By Ben Geman - 01/05/10 02:31 PM EST
Michigan and other industrial states play an important role in the climate and energy debate. Both of its Democratic senators – Carl LevinCarl LevinWill there be a 50-50 Senate next year? Senate continues to disrespect Constitution, Obama and Supreme Court by not voting on Garland As other regulators move past implementing Dodd-Frank, the SEC falls further behind MORE and Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowKaine: Being picked for VP feels like being 'kidnapped' GOP tries to link Dem candidates to Obama on Iran 'ransom' Dem senators to GOP: Dump Trump MORE – 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.