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"And Maybe Tomorrow

I'll find what I'm after.  I'll throw off my sorrow; beg, steal or borrow, my share of laughter."* 

So anyway, the Energy bill isn't going to the floor today.  In a wide-ranging press conference today, Nancy Pelosi said that the Renewable Portfolio Standard was being "whipped" by Tom Udall of NM and his cousin, Mark Udall, from CO, and that she thought they had high hopes for its passage as an amendment.  The whole package is still in the Rules Committee with a ton of proposed amendments for both the energy bill itself, and with fewer for the accompanying tax legislation.  So, according to the Speaker, we should see the energy package tomorrow on the House floor.  

For more, see this from "Congressional Quarterly," and, to add a little more fuel to the fire, White House threatens to veto House energy bill from the "WaPo."  (If you have trouble getting access there, just register.  It's quick, free and easy to do.)  

* from the great Anthony Newley/Leslie Briscusse show "The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd"



Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt has been an environmental activist and professional for nearly 25 years. He was deeply involved in the battle to curtail acid rain, and was also a Sierra Club leader in New York City. He spent 11 years in public affairs for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked on environmental issues for two NYC mayoral campaigns and a presidential campaign. He is a writer and editor and is the principal of Hewitt Communications. He has an M.S. in international affairs, has taught political science at Pace University, and has graduate and continuing education classes on climate change, sustainability, and energy and the environment at The Center for Global Affairs at NYU. His book, "A Newer World - Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis," will be out from the University Press of New England in December.

Areas of Focus:
the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change