"The effort to advance a major climate change bill through the Senate this summer collapsed Thursday ...
Bowing to political reality, Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat and majority leader, said the Senate would not take up legislation intended to reduce carbon emissions blamed as a cause of climate change, but would instead pursue a more limited measure focused on responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and tightening energy efficiency standards."
Editorial: "With a Whimper" (New York Times)
"Pelosi: No Regrets Passing Climate Change" (The Caucus/New York Times)
"Democrats Surrendering on Climate Change?" (Stephen Stromberg/PostPartisan)
Opinion: "With No Obama Push, Senate Punts on Climate" (Dot Earth)