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Democrats Use Oil Spill to Push Energy Bill, McConnell Says

President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers are trying to “seize on a crisis” to pass a “national energy tax,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Legislation that charges power plants, factories and oil refineries for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere “doesn’t have anything to do with an oil spill in the Gulf,” McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said yesterday on the “Fox News Sunday” program.