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The New York Times reported on June 2: Some of the most powerful corporate leaders in America have been meeting regularly with leading environmental groups in a conference room in downtown Washington for over two years to work on proposals for a national policy to limit carbon emissions.... What unites these two groups - business executives from Duke Energy, the Ford Motor Company and ConocoPhillips, as well as heads of environmental organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council - is a desire to deal with climate change. Professor Gabriel Kolko's groundbreaking 1963 history of the Progressive Era between 1900 and 1916, The Triumph of Conservatism, shows how this occurred, for example, with bankers and the Federal Reserve Act and with the railroads and the Interstate Commerce Commission.
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