Did ACES Ever Stand a Chance?


Image credit: Grist

After months of debate, Lindsey Graham is reportedly set to unveil a climate bill to the Senate. That bill, he has said, will be a moderate one. But what ever happened to the American Clean Energy & Security Act (ACES), better known as the Waxman-Markey bill?Though ACES was a moderate bill, Grist writes, it has been distorted by both sides to a point where it must be abandoned if progress can be made. They explain:

ACES is...a moderate bill. And Waxman's quiet pragmatism stands in glaring contrast to the leaks and counter-leaks, squabbles, and grandstanding that have characterized the Senate's efforts at...well, anything.

Read more at Grist.org
Read more about ACES:
Historic Waxman-Markey Climate Change Bill Passes Energy & Commerce Committee: Praise and Criticism Starts Flowing
What Does ACES Mean for Forests?
If It Had Airlines' Support, ACES Might Fly A Little Easier

Tags: Global Climate Change

WHAT'S HOT ON FACEBOOK

treehugger slideshows