September 30, 2007

Well Said

I guess it's not really notable that I agree with every word Bill McKibben says here, but I'm going to give it a link anyway.

On a related note, since McKibben criticized the sorta-weak climate bill being touted by Joe Lieberman, it was interesting to hear Lieberman himself suggest the other day that many industry groups are pushing for major climate legislation now, before 2009 rolls around. Evidently, they don't want to take the chance that the next president will be a Democrat—and the next Congress even more progressive. Now, I doubt that Bush would ever agree to let even a weak cap-and-trade bill pass, even if it would preempt more drastic action down the road, but Lieberman sure is giving off the impression that that could happen.
-- Brad Plumer 4:17 PM || ||