A group of 10 U.S. senators considered crucial to Senate passage of the climate bill have sent a letter to President Obama critical of the proposed legislation, according to the New York Times. In the letter, the law makers warn that a limit on carbon emissions would be a great advantage to foreign manufacturers and place American jobs in jeopardy.

Signing the letter were Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio; Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan; Robert Casey and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania; Robert Byrd and John Rockefeller IV of West Virginia; Evan Bayh of Indiana; Russell Feingold of Wisconsin and Al Franken of Minnesota.

The senators warn that countries which do not adopt their own carbon limits such as those proposed by the climate bill passed last week by the House will have a decided cost advantage and the United States will lose jobs.

Read the letter.

Source: New York Times.