While the media spotlight is elsewhere, the U.S. Senate this summer is seriously negotiating climate change legislation.
Senate Democrats have signaled that they are focused on climate change. They plan to address the issue in this year’s budget reconciliation.
This is potentially good news for those who have argued for a price on carbon. That’s because consideration of a carbon price meets the strict parliamentary requirements of budget reconciliation. The reconciliation is not subject to the filibuster, meaning that it can be passed with 51 votes instead of 60.
Climate activists have been waiting years for this opportunity.
Read more at the Centre Daily Times.