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Kerry Lieberman Climate Bill

Climate Bill Failure: "There's No Silver Lining To This Cloud"

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As Jon noted, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has officially announced that there will be no climate bill this year. But Jon's post doesn't fully co...

Climate FAIL: Senate Democrats Abandon Comprehensive Energy Bill

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday gave up plans to attempt to pass an energy bill that caps greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, ...

Lindsey Graham Will Vote Against His Own Climate Bill | Aaron Wiener 6/8/10 4:15 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Well that just about does it for climate legislation. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tells CongressDaily (subs. req'd) that he'll vote against the clima...

CSI: DC -- Investigating the Grisly Murder of a Climate Bill Gone Wrong

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Compromised and unrecognizable at its time of death, the bill was a hideous deformation of its former self. Perhaps sifting through the autopsy report will save the life of the next climate bill.

Kerry Lieberman Climate Bill To Be Unveiled May 12th With Or Without Graham

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON - A key Republican senator negotiating with Democrats on a climate change bill said Friday it's "become impossible" to pass the legislation...

Walking It Back: Kerry And Lieberman Say They Are Willing To Water Down Energy Bill For GOP Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The authors of sweeping energy legislation stalled in the Senate said Tuesday they were prepared to scale back their bill to get R...

Weathering the Oil Spill: Tar Balls, Streamers, and Eddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Today's oil spill news is dominated by Obama's Oval Office speech, but the highlight for me was a quiet update by the head of NOAA yesterday.

Sierra Club Chooses Corporate Sponsorship Over Grassroots Activists

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane Hamsher

The Sierra Club is a marquee name that has indeed gone for the green: cash. Environmental activists should carefully examine the way in which the organization is operating.

Forests Are New Coal in House and Senate Climate Bills

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

At least 30 million acres of America's forests could be cut down and used for fuel at US power plants if renewable fuels and biomass provisions of current Congressional climate and energy proposals aren't radically revised.

Obama Signals Need for New Energy Agenda

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

Instead of using last night's prime-time opportunity to push cap and trade in the form of the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act, President Obama pressed the reset button on energy and climate policy.

Climate Vote Shows Gulf Gusher Changed Nothing In Senate

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

If you thought one of the biggest oil spills in history would automatically propel strong legislation to cap carbon emissions and avert a climate crisis, think again.

A Climate Bill to Punish BP and Benefit America

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

Public outrage at the tragedy in the Gulf may finally break the fossil fuel industry's special interest stranglehold on Washington.

Obama: Missing From the Climate War

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Gunther

Talking about the Gulf oil disaster last week, Obama said, "We will get it done." Wow. Sounds good. The question is, when will the president's actions match his words?

DeGette To Push For Tighter Fracking Regulations

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette Wednesday will introduce an amendment calling for full disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids to a bill introduced earl...

Here We Go Again: A Closer Look at the Kerry-Lieberman Cap-and-Trade Proposal

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

As with the Waxman-Markey bill, there is now some confusing commentary in the press and blogosphere about the allocation of allowances in the new Senate proposal -- the American Power Act of 2010.

Mr. President: Now Is the Time For Clean Energy

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

2010-05-19-Robert_redford_clean_energy.jpg I am glad that President Obama announced that he would appoint an independent commission to look at the causes of the blow out. But it is not enough.

K-L Climate Bill Victimized By "Stall, Water-Down and Ditch"

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

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.

Fix or Ditch Kerry Lieberman Global Warming Bill

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kieschnick

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.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: Ch-Ch-Changes and Lots of Loose Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.

Kerry-Lieberman: Not Perfect, But "We Can't Wait for Perfect"

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

At this point in our nation's history, here's what's most important: Kerry-Lieberman understands that America needs to be competitive in the global clean energy economy.

American Power Act (PHOTOS): The Key Points

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

John Kerry and Joe Lieberman are rolling out the much-anticipated details of their climate bill, now called the American Power Act, this afternoon. He...

Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act Leaked Preview

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This is a short summary of what to expect from the highly anticipated Kerry-Lieberman energy bill, which is called The American Power Act. We obtained...