Sunday, June 08, 2008

Next Steps on Climate and Energy

Here’s what a “floor fight” in the Senate over the issue of the century — satisfying energy needs without overheating the planet — looks like:

When lawmakers get into partisan tangles over legislation and a bill dies a slow procedural death, as happened with a climate bill in the Senate this week, the result is ugly and incremental, and doesn’t compete well with news of spiking oil prices. That makes for shrinking space in the very finite (and ever more finite) confines of a newspaper.

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