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Markey promises clean energy in first speech

Senator Edward J. Markey promised Wednesday morning to introduce legislation setting new targets for clean energy and efficiency improvements over the next two decades and to fix the nation’s aging natural gas system.

The promises were made as part of the Massachusetts Democrat’s maiden speech in the Senate, in which he also pledged action on global warming, gun control, and student loan rates. He used much of the 20-minute speech to pay tribute to Massachusetts and Malden, the city from which he said “this son of a milkman is now serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States Senate.”

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