An unprecedented coalition of blue-chip American companies and environmental lobby groups will urge President George W. Bush this week to get serious about global warming, calling for caps on carbon dioxide emissions that would cut greenhouse gases by 10 to 30 per cent over 15 years.
The group, called the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, will unveil the details of its plan on the eve of President Bush's State of the Union speech tomorrow. The companies involved include some of the old-fashioned pollution-generating industries normally associated with anti-environmental policies and politicians -- chemical giant DuPont, bulldozer company Caterpillar, aluminum producer Alcoa and the U.S. subsidiary of BP.
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