Dems Give Up on Climate Bill

This isn’t surprising, but disappointing all the same: Democrats have given up on climate-change legislation. “We don’t have the 60 votes,” said Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid echoed her, saying, “We know we don’t have the votes.” Instead, Democrats will push forward with an energy-only bill that excludes a carbon cap or renewable electricity standard and includes some items about the Gulf oil spill and energy efficiency.