"As the World Burns"

The "Three Amigos," Senators Kerry, Lieberman, and Graham, vowed last year to craft a deal that would get a climate bill through the Senate. The story of what happened next is a parable of how powerful industrial lobbies control government. Here is a blow-by-blow narrative of the politics behind the failure by the Senate and White House to enact climate change legislation -- one of President Obama's main priorities during the 2008 campaign.

Ryan Lizza reports in a feature-length piece in the New Yorker issue dated October 11, 2010.


"Getting Past the Politics of Climate Change" (New York Times)

"How Republicans Managed to Rebrand 'Cap and Trade'" (ClimateWire)

"Emanuel's Replacement Might Calm the Climate Debate" (ClimateWire)

"EPA Rules Could Hurt Obama in 2012" (Politico)

"Senators Agree With President Obama's Call To Break up Climate Bill" (Politico)

"Obama: Yes to 2011 Climate Bill Push" (Politico)

"Rockefeller Means Business With EPA Block" (Mother Jones)

"Jay Rockefeller: Anti-EPA Climate Bill Won't Pass" (Politico)

Source: New Yorker, 10/04/2010