Climate change compromise waits
Our colleague Mike Lillis at The Washington Independent pens an interesting story today on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, a bill that proposes to significantly cut U.S. carbon emissions.
As the Senate prepares to tackle the thorny topic of global warming, supporters of a bipartisan proposal to cut U.S. carbon emissions face a difficult sell.
In the eyes of conservatives and the business community, the bill goes too far to burden U.S. industry, while liberals and environmentalists maintain it doesn’t go far enough to address the crisis of global climate change. Toss in a White House veto threat and a contentious presidential election, and even sponsors of the bill concede it has little chance of gathering the 60 votes needed to move through the Senate chamber.
Read the full story.