Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is expected to introduce and energy bill today that up until last week contained measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - like a cap-and-trade mechanism and a Renewable Energy Standard.
Senator Robert Byrd passed away early this morning, just days after a study [pdf] showing that coal is a money loser for his home state of West Virginia.
Trying to answer the troubling questions about how the BP Oil Disaster was allowed to happen keeps turning up the same catastrophic mixture of lies, mismanagement, corner cutting, and recklessness. It’s clear now that the oil companies know how to get oil from deep underwater, but have no idea how to prevent or stop a disaster with any reliability.
The GOP is up in arms because they believe that President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress are politicizing the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in an effort to pass climate change legislation through the Senate.