Should the Senate work toward legislation that prices carbon emissions in a limited way, or should it seek to pass an energy-only bill instead?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has carved out a small window of opportunity for his chamber to introduce, debate and vote on an energy and climate package before the August recess. He intends to introduce his bill this week and bring it to the floor next week. That package, he has said, will include an oil spill title, a carbon pricing system that targets power plants, and numerous energy provisions.
What clean energy and climate provisions do you think Reid should include in his package? Should the legislation override EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants? Do lawmakers, utilities and environmental groups have enough time to coalesce around anything before Congress adjourns?