"Senate Trio Courts Industry in Bid to Pre-empt Ad War"

"The lead authors of the Senate climate bill are courting key members of an industry coalition that once cheered on Dick Cheney's energy policies.

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) say they are writing a business-friendly global warming and energy measure, and they are taking their case to the biggest umbrella group of them all: the Alliance for Energy and Economic Growth, or AEEG.

The senators hope to bring the coalition's members into their tent as a way to win over new votes and avoid the type of multimillion dollar ad campaigns two of its biggest members -- the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Petroleum Institute -- launched against last year's House bill and earlier proposals to limit greenhouse gas emissions."

Darren Samuelsohn reports for ClimateWire March 17, 2010.

See Also:

"Chamber Finally Finds a Climate Bill It Can Back"

"Senators Share Emission Bill's Details With Industry Groups"


Source: ClimateWire, 03/18/2010