Friday, July 2, 2010

Rhetoric Will Not Pass a Climate/Energy Bill This Year

Despite tough talk from the Administration and Senator Reid about a commitment to passing "comprehensive climate legislation" after the July 4 recess, political realities are fighting back hard as outlined in this Politico piece. While a lean, energy-only bill could almost certainly pass when the Senate reconvenes, it seems inevitable that leadership will be unable to keep themselves from loading it down with controversial oil-related or carbon policies which seem highly likely to submarine any bill regardless of what it's attached to.

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