"A group of liberal Senate Democrats hopes to play political offense on climate change in 2014."
"Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and others are planning stepped-up efforts to raise the topic's visibility.
"We are trying to breathe some new life into the informal coalition that we've had, and make it a little bit more public and a little bit more aggressive in its work, get to the floor a little bit more often as a group, do some more joint events here in D.C. and around the country," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Bills to impose a carbon tax or create a cap-and-trade system are dead for now, although Boxer is nonetheless touting legislation to set a price on carbon emissions. And Democrats can also try and make headway elsewhere."