Gulf oil spill may be last straw for climate bill

In an ironic twist, the Obama administration's attempt to win moderate support for a climate/energy bill by allowing drilling for oil in Federal waters off the Gulf and East coasts may end up dooming its chances, now that the Gulf Coast is facing what may be the worst oil spill in American history.  That's accordingContinue reading “Gulf oil spill may be last straw for climate bill”

Try, try again for a climate bill in Washington

For all the flaws of the climate bill that passed the House but ground to a halt in the Senate this past winter, the need for action to reduce the risks of costs of climate change remains as acute as ever. The practical attitude towards this central question, as expressed recently by Ron Brownstein, anContinue reading “Try, try again for a climate bill in Washington”