Friday, July 23, 2010

The Slatest - Slate Magazine: Senate Democrats Shelve Climate Bill

Discouraging, but pragmatic to postpone, given the paralyzing and polarized political scene.  On a related note, see Addicted to Bush, and please encourage everyone you know in the United States to do some objective analysis before voting in November…

Plans for a Senate climate bill designed to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants are on hold until the fall, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today. Rather than trying to push climate legislation through before the August recess, Reid said, Democrats will instead offer a more limited energy bill containing only popular items like energy-efficiency incentives and measures responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Reid said Democrats would have struggled to pass a more ambitious bill in the time available. "It's easy to count to 60," Reid said. "I could do it by the time I was in eighth grade. My point is this, we know where we are. We know we don't have the votes."

The most important news and commentary to read right now. - The Slatest - Slate Magazine

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