Climate Change Bill Headed For Defeat?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Environment, Legislation, Lieberman

As is the case with many pieces of legislation…it doesn’t seem to have enough institutional support.

From Fortune:

The U.S. Climate Action Partnership formed last year won’t take a position on the bill, although nine of its members – including General Electric, Alcoa and four utility companies – signed a letter to senators backing the legislation.

The letter, also signed by big environmental groups and obtained by Fortune, says: “Prompt action on climate change is essential to protect America’s economy, security, quality of life and natural environment.”

But other members of the coalition known as U.S. Cap, most visibly Duke Energy, a coal-burning utility, are strongly opposed. “It’s going to translate into significant electricity price increases,” says Jim Rogers, Duke’s CEO.

Will it go down to defeat?

More as it develops…

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 31st, 2008 and is filed under Energy, Environment, Legislation, Lieberman. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Climate Change Bill Headed For Defeat?”

  1. jon dale Says:

    I hope climate change gets more political attantion as the season progresses. It was almost non-existent in primary debates.

  2. ExiledIndependent Says:

    More attention as the first great hoax of the 21st century? That *would* be refreshing….

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