David Roberts has a list of things to look for to see whether the American Power Act has a chance to pass or not. I trust Roberts a lot, and he’s stumping pretty hard for the bill, so let’s hope it does pass. But no one is very optimistic.
I think it’s a travesty and utterly shameful that the American public is still finger-pointing about the Gulf oil disaster, rather than working hard to change energy policy and end our oil addiction. This climate bill is our best chance to do that, so let’s rally up the excitement about it. We need a cap on carbon now, and the American Power Act is the way to achieve it.