Senators Will Unveil Climate Bill on April 26
The tripartisan group of senators crafting climate legislation — John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) — plan to release their much-anticipated bill on April 26. The original idea was to roll it out on April 22, the symbolic 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Why the change?
“We’re not going to do it on Earth Day,” Graham said, adding, “It’s going to be offshore drilling day when it’s introduced.”
That won’t please environmental advocates who are already skittish about Graham’s commitment to meaningful climate legislation.
Coincidentally, the first annual Offshore Drilling Day is also my 25th annual birthday. Thanks for the best gift an environmental reporter can get, guys!