Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) released their draft Senate climate and energy bill Wednesday. It pairs a cap-and-trade scheme with major concessions to the fossil-fuel and nuclear industries. Weighing in close to 1,000 pages, it covers a cross section of the nation's top environmental and energy issues. Both business groups and environmental groups have mixed reactions. The big question now is whether the bill can garner enough votes to succeed on the Senate floor.
"Senators Unveil Energy Bill Despite Setbacks" (NPR)
"Some Businesses Will Cut Emissions With or Without a Climate Law" (ClimateWire)
"Climate Bill's Release Coincides With Rising Conservative Backlash" (ClimateWire)