Bipartisan Lack Of Support

by William Yeatman on June 16, 2008

The Courant's June 9 editorial ["The Senate's Shame"] was wrong to imply that the leading climate legislation in Congress, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, failed because of partisan opposition from the Republican Party.

On June 6, 10 Democratic senators wrote an open letter declaring they could not support final passage of the Climate Security Act. That's 20 percent of the Senate Democratic caucus.

Rather than partisan politics, the act failed because a bipartisan group of senators refused to pass a bill that would have reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by increasing the price of energy

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