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Florida GOP'ers urged to back climate bill

Environmentalists are taking out newspaper ads and making phone calls in an effort to convince two Florida Republicans to vote for a sweeping climate change bill that most Republicans are expected to reject.

The National Wildlife Federation and the Florida Wildlife Federation have targeted Sarasota Rep. Vern Buchanan and Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen as potential supporters of a bill the groups say is critical to Florida.

''Florida could be one of the most affected states,'' said Jay Liles, policy consultant for the Florida Wildlife Federation, which contends global warming and rising sea levels could swamp Florida's coastline.

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