Monday Must Read: Gas Prices Could Derail Climate Change Law; Japan Disaster Could Dampen Nuclear Power Revival

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1. Congressional Republicans are attempting to capitalize on rising gas prices by pushing legislation that would overturn California’s landmark climate change law, the Chron reports. The GOP is worried that California’s cap-and-trade system will be adopted in other states and argue that it will lead to higher gas prices, which have surged recently because of the Libyan uprising. Republicans also want to block possible efforts of the Obama administration to regulate carbon emissions. Moderate Democrats who are worried about reelection may go along with the Republican effort.

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