Small Step, Big Victory on Energy

Bill Scher

A majority in both houses of Congress, reflecting the desires of the American people, wants to shift the direction of our energy policy away from the fossil fuel past and towards a renewable energy future.

To that end, the Senate passed an energy bill in June, the House followed in August.

But despite the urgency and overwhelming public support for clean energy, a final bill remained elusive. With special interest lobbies gumming up the works, it took another three months of heavy lifting from congressional leaders and counter-pressure from the grassroots, to hammer out a deal that included some of the best parts of each.

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