Barack Obama's hopes of leveraging public anger at the Gulf oil spill into political support for his clean energy agenda fell flat today after he failed to rally a group of Democratic and Republican senators around broad energy and climate change law.Howie P.S.: In the race for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Colorado, another disappointment for Obama:"Bill Clinton Bucks Obama in Colo. Senate Race."
The standoff suggests the Senate would formally give up on climate change law, and recast energy reform as a Gulf oil spill response, that would roll in far more limited proposals such as a green investment bank, or a measure to limit greenhouse gas emissions that would apply only to electricity companies. MORE...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"Barack Obama fails to rally support for energy bill"