"Senate Begins Push for Climate Change Bill"

"Democrats in the Senate on Tuesday began a drive to advance climate change legislation, a top Obama administration priority, amid warnings that a bill recently passed by the House of Representatives to reduce carbon emissions would have to be changed.

Among changes that could be sought to win broader Senate support for the bill are less ambitious carbon emission reduction goals, the inclusion of nuclear power as an alternative energy source, and tougher regulation of the pollution permits that companies could trade to each other.

President Barack Obama sent four Cabinet secretaries to Capitol Hill to testify at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as it tries to build support for legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming."

Richard Cowan reports for Reuters July 7, 2009.

See Also:

"A Daily Dollar Could Prevent Climate Change: EPA" (Reuters)

"Gore Says Climate Deal Needs More Public Pressure" (Reuters)

"Obama Admin Urges Senate to Pass Energy, Climate Bill" (Greenwire)

"Combative Start to Senate Climate Hearings" (New York Times)

"Senators Prep for Climate Debate With Hearings, High-Level Meetings" (Greenwire)

"Obama Makes Nuclear Compromise To Pass Clean Energy Bill" (UK Guardian)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009