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How important is natural gas for a low-carbon economy? For the climate bill?

The Kerry-Lieberman climate bill would provide tax incentives for converting vehicles to burn natural gas. How large a role should natural gas play in the switch to a low-carbon economy, and in a Senate climate bill?

By Rachel Saslow | May 24, 2010; 4:36 PM ET | Comments (1)

How will coal, oil disasters affect the climate bill?

Why, after a deadly explosion at a West Virginia coal mine and a massive oil spill in the Gulf, does climate legislation appear to have so little momentum in the Senate? Why haven't these signals of the downsides of fossil fuels created more political support for the cause of fighting climate change?

By Rachel Saslow | May 13, 2010; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

What does the spill mean for offshore drilling?

The massive oil spill in the Gulf has provided new ammunition to critics of offshore oil drilling. To what extent is that criticism justified, and what are the policy implications of saying no to offshore drilling?

By Rachel Saslow | May 6, 2010; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (29)

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