December 10, 2009 / 7:30 PM / 9 years ago

Senators outline compromise U.S. climate bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Three key U.S. Senators outlined their framework for a compromise climate deal on Thursday aiming to push the bill forward by increasing incentives for nuclear and offshore drilling.

The compromise between Senators John Kerry, a Democrat, Joseph Lieberman, an independent, and Lindsey Graham, a Republican, seeks to speed up the legislation by casting it as a jobs and energy independence bill.

Legislation in the full Senate has been delayed by the healthcare debate. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner)

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