Senate Climate Bill Compromises Frighten, Infuriate Some Enviro Groups

"Environmentalists began 2009 optimistic about prospects for swift passage of legislation mandating U.S. reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

With President Obama in the White House and Democrats in firm control of Capitol Hill, many saw a strong lineup focused on taking action to curb global warming.

But after the House passed a sweeping climate bill last June, the effort stalled in the Senate. And now environmentalists are being asked to agree to painful compromises that senators say are needed to get something -- anything, really -- across the finish line."

Darren Samuelsohn reports for Greenwire March 22, 2010.

See Also:

"Senate Climate Bill To Give Free Permits: Sources" (Reuters)

"Senate Democrats Press for Climate Bill" (Post Carbon)

"Bolder Obama May Press Other Big Parts of Agenda" (Boston Globe)

Source: Greenwire, 03/23/2010