"In Trade Debate, Climate Concerns Roar Back to House Floor"

"Global warming has returned to Washington. An issue that Congress largely ignored since the death of climate and energy legislation five years ago has come back in a most unlikely place: the trade debate.

In a 15-minute speech just before Friday's vote that may—repeat, may—sink the trade package, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi repeatedly brought up the impact the "fast track" trade legislation would have on the environment. Saying she was "second to none" in the House on climate change, Pelosi chastised Congress for failing to act on the issue while the fast-track bill was prioritized."

Jason Plautz reports for the National Journal June 12, 2015.

Source: National Journal, 06/15/2015