"The new Senate climate change bill has some green groups seeing red.
Fifteen organizations, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation, which is a Quaker lobbying group, have formed the Climate Reality Check coalition to oppose the legislation, released last week by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.).
“The well-being of our nation and the world are being sacrificed for the interests of big polluters, which continue to rake in record profits at the expense of the environment and the public,” the group said in a statement.
A number of other environmental organizations have praised the bill, even as they noted problems with some provisions, such as the measure's support for nuclear power and offshore drilling. The climate reality coalition, obviously, has drawn a much sharper line in the sand."
Jim Snyder reports for E2Wire/The Hill May 17, 2010.
"Senate Climate Bill Cuts Aid To Global Forests" (Reuters)