While Reid Ponders, Some Dems See Time Running Out for Energy Bill

"Senate Democrats appear unsure how to proceed on major energy legislation, with just days remaining on the Senate's summer schedule. The uncertainty is prompting grim forecasts for the passage of any bill -- one containing climate provisions or not.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised fresh questions yesterday around his willingness to push for greenhouse gas reductions in the electric power sector, telling Democratic senators in a private lunch meeting that he's considering several paths forward. One possibility is an energy bill that doesn't address utility emissions, said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.)."

Evan Lehmann reports for ClimateWire July 21, 2010.

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