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Climate bill: Dead or alive?

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?

Posted by Rachel Saslow on April 28, 2010 11:54 AM

So we "scramble" on

With action in developed countries slowing down, it is hard to build the case for comprehensive action globally.

Posted by David Hone, on May 4, 2010 11:42 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)?

Posted by Rick Edmund, on April 30, 2010 11:04 AM

Ignore the bumps in the road

There is no way on earth that immigration reform is going to be enacted this year.

Posted by Reid Detchon, on April 29, 2010 11:26 PM

No global warming bill likely in 2010

That global warming legislation is all economic pain for little if any environmental gain is well understood by the American public.

Posted by Ben Lieberman, on April 29, 2010 2:58 PM

For Earth's sake, energy next

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

The bill should move

What you're seeing here is why the climate bill was always doomed.

Posted by Ezra Klein, on April 27, 2010 11:51 AM

KGL: "Kill the Good Life"

The outcome may be no climate bill this year. That outcome would be good for the American people because the Senate seems to be wedded to a fatally flawed approach: cap and trade.

Posted by William O'Keefe, on April 27, 2010 10:10 AM


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