Game Time on Climate?

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What Do We Know About the Climate Bill?

Details about the bill from John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)  are leaking out, following meetings with environmental groups and industry types. Here’s what we know so far.

Is Lindsey Graham Looking for an Exit on Climate?

Lindsey Graham says the method Democrats used to pass health care reform “poisoned the well” for bipartisanship. Will he still work across party lines on a climate and energy bill?

Comity on Climate? Eh, Not So Much

Think Republicans might work with Democrats on climate and energy legislation? Think again.

Senators Call for Climate Vote This Year

Twenty-two Democrats call for a floor vote on climate and energy legislation this year. Senators may be getting closer to a deal, but legislation still faces an up hill battle in the upper chamber.

Frack the Climate Bill

Natural gas interests are lobbying legislators to include provisions that would exempt them from regulations under a climate bill.

Big Box Giant Best Buy Takes on the Chamber

Yet another major company distances itself from the Chamber of Commerce’s views on climate change policy.

Enviro Groups Supportive of Kerry’s Climate Efforts

Environmental advocates cheer Kerry’s efforts, but emphasize that the details that we don’t yet know are also important.

Senators List Demands for Climate Bill

Think the climate bill is weak now? Wait until the rest of the Senate gets their hands on it.


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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.