Senate Democrats feel pressure to 'do something' on the long-stalled energy bill. The Gulf oil spill has widened the partisan divide. The White House will hold a bipartisan meeting Wednesday.
Few politicians want to debate the real costs of fighting climate change. Will, for example, gasoline be $5 a gallon or not? Perhaps a bill would pass if there were more honesty and openness about the real impact of hiking the price of carbon.
The Senate voted down a resolution Thursday that would have stripped the EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases.
The six-month moratorium on new deepwater offshore drilling announced by President Obama Thursday isn't likely to have a big impact on the oil industry – unless it's a sign of things to come.
The Gulf oil spill may well derail energy and climate legislation this year, acknowledged Sen. John Kerry on Wednesday. But it won't halt offshore oil drilling in the Gulf, given America's reliance on that resource, he said.
Tuesday's primaries signal a restless electorate unwilling to follow the behest of either party establishment. Sen. Arlen Specter lost in Pennsylvania. 'Tea party' pick Rand Paul is GOP's Senate candidate in Kentucky. Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a runoff in Arkansas.
The American Power Act subsidizes natural gas for the trucking industry. A well-executed green conversion for the some three million trucks on road right now would not only reduce carbon emissions but add more than half-a-million green jobs to the economy.