Kerry-Lieberman Climate and Energy Bill in Limbo


Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) addressing the COP15 Global Warming Conference in Copenhagen late last year.

The Kerry-Lieberman climate change and energy bill appears to be in legislative limbo, with many senators questioning whether the measure will see the light of day this year.

The bill by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has not been formally introduced and there is no word on committee hearings.

However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said he hoped to gather 59 votes by the middle of June to pass the legislation. Still, many senators say approval this year is unlikely.

“My feeling is it’s not going to be coming up this year, but if it does, I will dig into it at great depth,” Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) told Reuters.

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