As we’ve reported several times here on EnergyBoom, the United States’ congress failed to pass climate legislation this year, leaving the country without a solid, up-to-date plan for dealing with the threat of climate change.
A duo of Republican Senators are quietly working to undo legislation that prevents oil companies from acquiring tar sands from Canada that are known to produce even worse emissions than conventional oil.
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.
The American Power Act, unveiled by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman less than a month ago, is already fighting for its political life.
After more than a year of talking about the idea of having a comprehensive energy reform bill, Senators John Kerry (D – MA) and Joe Lieberman (I – CT) have introduced The American Power Act, a reform package that boasts fresh ideas for reforming American energy policy, cleaning the environment, and creating jobs.
A spokesman recently confirmed that seven Republicans on the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee plan to follow through with a boycott of meetings this week intended to finalize the draft Climate Change Bill.