Late Friday, the House passed the Waxman-Markey energy and climate bill, which President Obama said would "open the door to a clean energy economy." Congressional supporters say the historic measure would control U.S. global warming pollution, promote the use of green sources of energy and expand the nation's electric grid. However, critics contend that the legislation will increase energy costs across the nation and hurt the economy.
What are the best parts of the package? What changes should the Senate consider? What kind of impact is the bill likely to have on the American economy? Did House leaders give up too much to the agriculture and other business interests? Should the bill include tariffs on imports from countries that fail to adopt climate-change policies?