On heels of drought, Nebraska lawmakers ponder climate change

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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN (AP) — A harsh summer drought that threatened Nebraska farms and ranches has prompted lawmakers to take a fresh look at climate change, an issue that has gotten little traction in the Legislature.

A bill that would launch a state review of climate change and its possible impact on life in Nebraska advanced out of a committee last week and is on pace to be debated this year.

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