Climate highlights from the last few days

On Grist, Rep. Ed Markley shares his thoughts of the BP spill and clean energy.

“And finally, America must move to a safer clean energy future so that we don’t have to rely as much on oil to power our cars and our economy. The House has acted, passing the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy & Security Act. Every day we delay action, China moves ahead in wind technology. The Germans create more solar jobs. Worst of all, American consumers send half a billion dollars a day to OPEC and countries that wish us harm. In overwhelming numbers, the American people are ready to start working our way to a clean energy future. They want to wake up from BP’s oil spill nightmare to a future powered by clean, safe energy solutions.”

E2 has Senator Lieberman advocating for Reid to bring the climate bill to the Senate floor.

“You bring your best ideas to the floor then let the senators debate and negotiate,” he said. “And that’s what we want to see happen on the Senate floor.”

E2 also has the summary of the new EPA analysis of the American Power Act.

“A new EPA analysis of Senate climate change legislation estimates the plan would impose an average annual household cost of $79 to $146 over 40 years.”

Climate Progress showcases the new Environmental Defense Fund video of Glee’s “somewhere over the rainbow” with oil disaster images.

On Slate, Michael Levi and Trevor Houser take a look at how the climate bill will affect energy security.

“We found that, according to the chamber’s own definition of energy security risk, the bill would help America, nearly across the board.”

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