The Senate climate and energy bill was supposed to launch April 26 but the news conference was canceled at the last minute. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) may abandon the legislation that he worked on with Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) because Democrats have placed a priority on a new immigration measure.
What does this mean for the future of the climate bill? And did Graham just get cold feet or did he really care about the immigration bill timing?
Rachel Saslow on April 28, 2010 11:54 AM
No one wants their view of nature tarnished by a giant wind turbine or an oil well, and no legislator wants their political turf stepped on by members of the other party. But don't all of us have to give something up if we are to be responsible citizens of this great land (and world)?
My expertise extends neither to immigration or politics, but as an environmental scientist, I have to say that we are burning up precious time as well as excessive carbon as a result of the political jockeying in Congress.
Posted by Donald F. Boesch, on April 29, 2010 10:24 AM