A state lawmaker wants to force a vote on legislation to combat global warming.
In the waning days of this legislative session, state Representative Spencer Black (D-Madison) says it's important for lawmakers to act to reduce carbon dioxide pollution. It's suspected of being the main cause of global warming.
Black says the state can accomplish that goal by being more efficient in energy use, looking to alternative energy, and changing industrial processes.
Black is sponsoring a bill that would require the state to sharply reduce emissions, but the measure has been bottled up in committee for months after heavy opposition from business groups. He's hoping to force the Assembly to take up the bill before the session wraps up for the year.