"Senators are unlikely to pass legislation to tackle global warming this year as the time remaining to do so runs out, a panel of experts said on Friday at a carbon conference.
U.S. Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman unveiled a climate bill earlier this month. Congressional elections are less than six months away and with Democrats facing losses, June or July could be the last chance to pass a bill this year, before the political atmosphere gets too heated.
Other countries are waiting anxiously for the bill to be passed so progress can be made later this year on an international pact to battle global warming. ...
"There is little chance anything will happen this year," said Tom Lewis, chief executive of Green Exchange."
Nina Chestney reports for Reuters May 31, 2010.
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