Reid Demands Climate Bill


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Reid Bullish on Climate Bill

John Kerry is weirdly optimistic about passing climate and energy legislation this year. Now Harry Reid is calling for a bill ASAP. Might we actually see movement on legislation sometime soon?

Obama to CEOs: A Carbon Cap is Good for You

Barack Obama makes a business case for capping carbon pollution, telling CEOs that the rules will give them long-term certainty and a leg-up in international competition.

Vermont to Shut Down Leaking Nuclear Plant

The Obama administration may pushing for a nuclear renaissance, but up in Vermont, the state senate voted yesterday to close their lone, leaky nuclear plant amid fears that the owners have concealed information about plant safety.

Rockefeller Seeking Delay on EPA Climate Regs

West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller indicated that he intends to introduce legislation to delay the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse-gas emissions. While administrator Lisa Jackson earlier this week outlined a slower progression for regulations in response to concerns from Rockefeller and other Senate Democrats, he said that legislation is needed to “provide Congress the space it needs to craft a workable policy that will protect jobs and stimulate the economy.”

NOW IS NO TIME TO QUIT

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.