Andrew Revkin on the Death of the Climate Bill

<a href="http://zinasaunders.com/">Illustration: Zina Saunders</a>

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Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he will not bring a comprehensive climate bill before the Senate this session. A bill, which called for a cap-and-trade policy to regulate carbon emissions, was approved by the House in June 2009 but the measure lost momentum in the Senate. Is this the end of cap-and-trade? PBS Need to Know‘s Alison Stewart asks New York Times Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin to share his reporting on the subject to find out what happened and what might be next.

 

This podcast was produced by Need to Know for the Climate Desk collaboration.

Click here to watch an animation by Zina Saunders illustrating how Congress gambled with our future when they killed the climate bill.

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