Senate Punts Climate Bill To Fall, Puts Focus On BP

Law360, New York (July 22, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday that the Senate would take up oil spill response and prevention legislation in the next two weeks, pushing back debate on a still-unseen clean energy and climate bill until lawmakers return from their August recess.

Joined by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and White House energy adviser Carol Browner, Reid said after a Democratic caucus meeting that Senate leadership had decided to delay work on the contentious climate bill in order to give negotiators more time to attract...
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