Monday, December 28, 2009

Climate Change Legislation....

...Dead on arrival.

Barring blowing up the filibuster (which must happen), there's no way the Senate is going to get 60 votes here. Between Republicans and coal state producing Democrats, we can forget about it. I imagine a decent climate change package could get about 52 votes in the current Senate.

Something might get passed, and as we see with health care, something is better than nothing. But for a crisis situation where every day makes the problem permanently harder to fix, this underwhelming response will fall far short of making a difference.