July 29th, 2010


Fight Global Warming

Here are some opportunities.

Legislation to explicitly fight global warming is dead -- weakened and
then killed in the Senate. Environmental groups fought hard to push the
bill. A majority of Americans and a majority of senators wanted to do
something serious. Not this year. Sen. Harry Reid announced last week
that he could not find 60 votes for what had already become a weak,
compromised piece of legislation, so no vote would be held. Oil and gas companies
and their friends in the Senate- all the Republicans and a number of key
Democrats such as Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia, Sen. Lincoln of
Arkansas, and Sen. Conrad of North Dakota -- got their wish. No action
on global warming.

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