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Senate Democrats call on 4 Republican EPA chiefs to help press case on climate change

FILE - This July 28, 1997 file photo shows William Ruckelshaus, the first EPA administrator under President Nixon and who also served under President Ronald Reagan, speaking in Las Vegas. Top environmental regulators for four Republican presidents told Congress on Wednesday what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File )

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FILE - This July 28, 1997 file photo shows William Ruckelshaus, the first EPA administrator under President Nixon and who also served under President Ronald Reagan, speaking in Las Vegas. Top environmental regulators for four Republican presidents told Congress on Wednesday what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File )

WASHINGTON - Top environmental officials for four Republican presidents are telling Congress what many Republican lawmakers won't: Action is needed on global warming.

EPA administrators for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan said Wednesday they hoped to inject reason into a debate that is increasingly colored by politics. Some Republicans dispute the science of climate change and have worked to unravel President Barack Obama's steps to address it.

Action on Capitol Hill, where a bipartisan energy bill couldn't even get passed in May, has been in a deep freeze.

Their words are unlikely to change much. Coal miners packed the hearing to protest an EPA plan to cut carbon dioxide pollution from power plants. Top Republicans said the rule would kill jobs for no environmental benefit.

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