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Five -- make that six -- things to watch in advance of a climate bill

I meant to put this in Wonkbook, but read David Roberts on the five things to watch to see whether a climate bill has any hope of passing. I'd add a sixth to his list, which is "Lindsey Graham." And Graham is already saying that Harry Reid's energy bill will be nothing more than a "head fake."

By Ezra Klein  |  June 8, 2010; 9:38 AM ET
Categories:  Climate Change  
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My optimism about a climate bill is pretty much nil at this point. Even if we didn't have a summer break or midterm elections, we'd still have no really strong coalition to pass something meaningful. Having Lindsay Graham on board was good, but I always expected him to bolt at the first rumblings from the base after any bill was finalized.

Posted by: MosBen | June 8, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

What? The country isn't destructing quickly enough?

Posted by: msoja | June 8, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

There's only one thing to watch: is the average temperature in Washington, D.C., this summer over 105 degrees farenheit? If not, then forget about cap and trade, not going to happen, no way. And the temperature is not going that high.

If it keeps getting hotter, then maybe eventually. This year, not a chance.

Posted by: ostap666 | June 8, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Lindsey Graham is the Chuck Grassley of climate change.

Posted by: redwards95 | June 8, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

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