Monday, August 30, 2010

Just in from Washington

Environmental Groups Admit to Losing Climate Change Battle

Washington--The nation's leading environmental groups have admitted losing the Climate Change Battle on Capitol Hill in Washington, because it looks like Congress will not pass a climate change bill this year.

The Washington Post reports that a year ago the groups were at the peak of influence with the House narrowly passing a mammoth cap-and-trade climate change bill. But the sluggish economy and opposition from Farm Bureau and other groups now means that they have apparently lost the fight.

Last week, the environmental groups held two events in Wisconsin to rally support, but neither event drew enough people to fill a high school gym.

Washington Post article

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