Best of Green: Business and Politics

Best National Politician: Edward Markey

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Ed Markey may be best known in green circles as one of the chief architects of the Waxman-Markey climate bill, which triumphantly passed the House of Reps in 2009, only to see its counterpart fizzle in the Senate.

But since then Markey has kept busy, acting as one of the nation's few remaining environmental champions in Congress: He kept BP's feet to the fire throughout the course of the spill and as long as he's in office there's a sliver of hope we'll see good climate policy in the US.

Photo: World Economic Forum/Creative Commons