“Everybody thought health care was going to happen and energy was just going to sit there,” a Democratic leadership aide said.
Ed Markey said the critics and doubters on the outside weren’t aware of the progress being made behind the scenes in recent months.
“It’s down on the 10-yard line.” Story at Roll Call
The The American Clean Energy and Security Act has been ... OpenCongress
Joe Romm has more details than most so far on this newly introduced 992 page bill at Climate Progress
The history of cap and trade begins with sulfer dioxide ("acid rain" culprit) and the 1990 Clean Air Act. “Our proposal was at first ridiculed by environmentalists as little more than a license to pollute,” said Representative Jim Cooper, a moderate Democrat from Tennessee and an early supporter of tradable permits. “But today, few dispute it is one of the government’s most successful regulatory programs ever.” more from today's NY Times
The "Ethanol Rebellion" of angry farm state Democrats and Republicans who don't like the way the Environmental Protection Agency is treating ethanol and biodiesel has already begun."I'll bring this climate bill down" without passage of Renewable Fuel Standard Improvement Act
says Ag Committee chair, Representative Collin Peterson
(D-MN). More on this at AgOnline
"No Asylum for Traitors or Cowards."
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