House Passes Energy Bill – Next Up: Climate

This post is by Steve Cochran, National Climate Campaign Director at Environmental Defense.

Yesterday, with the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House passed legislation that will reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and promote energy efficiency. The bill is now in the Senate, where procedural votes are underway.

Speaker Pelosi has previously said that the energy bill passed yesterday by the House "will lay the groundwork for the Congress to move forward next year with comprehensive action to address climate change."

The Speaker is showing that she has the will – and the power – to produce real results in the House on issues important to the American people. We’re pleased that she has pledged to use that same focus to pass a comprehensive climate bill in 2008.

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  1. bloglog
    Posted December 9, 2007 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    What difference does it make if it doesn’t pass the Senate. And it won’t.

  2. Rapidrex
    Posted December 18, 2007 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    global warming is a JOKE…Total waste of time and something for liberals to whine about!