Well, I didn’t update this in a timely manner – but to round out the Senate energy bill happenings:
* 65 Senators voted in favor of the energy bill and it passed through the Senate.
* The Senate passed the first CAFE standard overhaul in over 30 years, raising the standard to 35 mpg by 2020! This is great news for our environment, and consumers. Two years ago a similar CAFE amendment failed – which signals progress.
* Senator Bingaman’s RES didn’t make it onto the bill, which shows how far behind we are in developing any sort of global warming pollution legislation.
* House committees are finishing marking up global warming legislation, and Nancy Pelosi will combine the committee bills into one, final bill which will make it onto the floor in mid-June.