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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Is the American Power Act Doomed?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at climate legislation this week. One of the most crucial sections in the bill covers off-shore oil drilling, an issue that was supposed to help solve the tricky math of reaching 60 votes. But since…

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Kerry, Lieberman Set to Roll Out Senate Climate Bill on Wednesday – Without Graham

The Kerry-Graham-Lieberman climate bill that was to be officially proposed in the Senate on April 26 is now scheduled for unveiling this coming Wednesday after a two-and-a-half week delay, but this time without the endorsement of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. Graham withdrew his collaboration, if not his tacit support, of the bill last month when he voiced pointed concerns over…

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White House Prepares to Do Battle on Energy and Climate Legislation

Now that everyone has calmed down and made amends after the bitter struggle over health care (ahem), many now see hints that the White House is wasting no time on gearing up for its next big fight, setting their sights on climate and energy legislation getting passed before the November midterm elections. Sending up a flare this week was Larry…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Backpedaling Bill – Kerry, Graham, Lieberman Argue for “Energy Only” Legislation

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday evening to discuss their much anticipated tripartisan climate legislation. Based on leaks from the meeting, it sounds like the climate bill will be incredibly industry friendly, which may mean that the bill does little to…

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Climate Bill Bogs Down in Senate

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen should have cleared a path for the U.S. Congress move forward again on climate change legislation, but Senate Democrats already are saying the bill might not come in 2010. After fights over the stimulus and health care, legislators are less willing to stomach compromises on climate…

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