We cannot allow horse-trading on climate to become a vehicle for gutting Clean Air Act regulation of soot, smog, and air toxics. The health and well-being of the American people is not a bargaining chip.
The Kerry-Lieberman climate bill was finally introduced last week as the "American Power Act." For the previous 10 months, it was the unicorn of climate bills.
These can seem like very discouraging times. As our planet continues its dangerous trajectory towards a steady boil, many of our politicians, like la...
Giving states veto power over offshore drilling within 75 miles of shore doesn't make it any less likely that oil rigs might collapse, so why does it seem to make the risk of offshore different?
If Blanche Lincoln and Arlen Specter survive the Democratic primary, it will only get worse. There is no guarantee Specter or Lincoln would beat their Republican challengers in November - in fact, odds are against it.
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at cl...
What would America's First Congress have said about climate change?
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Some politicians and environmental organizations are using the Gulf Coast tragedy to push for passage of this flawed bill. To hear their arguments, you'd think the bill adds important safeguards and limits to offshore drilling.
Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.
It's no wonder corporate polluters were lining up in support of this bill. The bill's loan guarantees for nuclear reactors and wasteful spending on coal carbon capture are all boons to polluting corporations.
In introducing the "American Power Act" on May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) seemed oblivious to the various public relations disasters the industries favored in their bill had suffered in recent weeks.
For everyday Americans, the new climate bill is nothing to cheer, as it amounts to nothing more than a giant new energy tax.
Here's the one-sentence summary: chances for passage are quite slim, but not as slim as generally perceived, and ironically, the path to passage now involves the bill getting stronger, not weaker.
Even though the Golden State is among the greenest of them all, this will be a close election that could shut things down in DC and in about 49 other state capitols. So pay attention and get engaged.
On climate & energy policy this Spring, California and Washington, DC, are both running hot. The last two weeks in Congress have seen optimism, retr...