The latest on the climate bill

Climate Progress has a new poll from the Wall Street Journal showing yet again that Americans support a comprehensive climate and energy bill. A thousand people were asked:

“Do you support or oppose an energy proposal designed to reduce carbon emissions and increase the use of alternative and renewable energy sources, even if it means an increase in the cost of energy?”

The majority said they would support the proposal. Treehugger also has the details.

Mother Jones highlights the joint statement issued by state and national environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund, urging Senators to act on climate.

“With millions of gallons spilled in the Gulf of Mexico and a billion dollars a day going overseas for imported oil, we can no longer afford to delay our transition to clean energy. As President Obama told the nation last Tuesday night, “For decades we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires” and we must not “settle for the paltry limits of conventional wisdom.” The time has come to act.”

E2 reports that Thursday’s democratic caucus was a huge success.

“’A number of senators said this was the best caucus they’ve ever attended,’ Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) said at a press conference after the meeting. ‘It was really very, very powerful. It was inspirational, quite frankly.'”

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