Et tu Lindsey?
Posted by Tiffany Clements on January 27, 2010
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham—the R in the D/R/I Senate’s tripartisan climate bill sandwich known as Kerry, Graham and Lieberman—is declaring the death of cap and trade in this New York Times article:
“Realistically, the cap-and-trade bills in the House and the Senate are going nowhere,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who is trying to fashion a bipartisan package of climate and energy measures. “They’re not business-friendly enough, and they don’t lead to meaningful energy independence.”
“What is dead is some massive cap-and-trade system that regulates carbon in a fashion that drives up energy costs,” he said.
We have not scaled back our goals, they are the same,” Kerry said. “We have not recalibrated some lesser approach that is only energy or only this or that … We have to price carbon in order to get the marketplace moving properly.
According to the Reuters story, Graham is scheduled to speak later today at the same event. Talk about your all-time awkward greenroom chit-chat.