"Senate Democratic leaders have turned to a familiar figure as they try to craft global warming legislation that can be matched up with the House bill approved in June on a tight 219-212 vote.
John Kerry of Massachusetts, the party's 2004 presidential nominee, is serving this year as co-pilot in shepherding the Senate climate bill, alongside California's Barbara Boxer, chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The two have been hosting meetings large and small all year — participants have included Obama administration officials, governors, CEOs — to try to get colleagues ready for the legislative push to cap carbon emissions.
In an interview..., Kerry spoke about the political and policy challenges that Democrats face this year in trying to pass a climate bill, President Obama's role in the Capitol Hill debate, and what qualifies as success at the UN climate conference this December in Copenhagen."
Kerry discusses the climate bill in an interview conducted by Greenwire senior reporter Darren Samuelsohn for Yale Environment 360 July 27, 2009.