"Obama Meets With Key Senators in Bid To Advance Climate Legislation"

"President Barack Obama made a renewed push for a long-stalled climate and energy bill Tuesday, urging lawmakers at a White House meeting to pass a comprehensive bill this year.

Fourteen senators from both parties — including several who remain undecided on the climate bill — met for more than an hour with Obama, four Cabinet members and White House energy adviser Carol Browner.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Obama wants a comprehensive bill that includes a cap on emissions of pollution blamed for global warming."

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press March 9, 2010.

See Also:

"For Senators on the Fence on Climate, Everything's in Play" (ClimateWire)

"Obama To Push Climate Change In White House Meeting" (Reuters)

"U.S. 'Cap And Trade' Rebranded 'Pollution Reduction'" (Reuters)

"DOE Chief Urges Energy Leaders to Accept Curbs on Greenhouse Gases" (Greenwire)

"Was Waxman-Markey A Waste of Energy?" (Mother Jones)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010