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Democrats Building Energy Bill Face Competing Goals

This year, Democrats get their shot at an energy bill. It's a sprawling effort that aims to reduce global warming, curb dependence on foreign oil and keep energy costs low. But those can be contradictory goals.

For example, dependence can be reduced by producing more energy in the U.S., but that might contribute to global warming, and lowering energy prices discourages conservation.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.