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** FILE ** Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., left, delivers his opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on clean energy jobs. Seated behind him , from left are, then Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman  Jon Wellinghoff, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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** FILE ** Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., left, delivers his opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on clean energy jobs. Seated behind him , from left are, then Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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