THE SENATE’S ONE-NIGHT-STAND WITH CLIMATE CHANGE
Is the Senate's climate change all-nighter more than a one-night stand?
Leigh Ann Caldwell, March 11, 2014 (CNN)
“…[28 Democratic senators in the climate change caucus hope their recent all-night filibuster propels the issue back into the spotlight. It] was launched in part by Rhode Island's Sheldon Whitehouse, who credits warming oceans for the state's disappearing idyllic and populated coastline…Whitehouse has [largely unnoticed by the public] spoken about the issue every week the Senate has been in session for the past two years…After climate change legislation, one of President Barack Obama's top three priorities entering office, failed in 2010, the issue…[became one] few wanted to touch, especially those facing difficult reelection campaigns…Key players in changing the dynamic of the debate were the Koch Brothers, billionaire businessmen who made their fortune in the oil and gas industry and have also spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to defeat Democrats…[But] the public has started to shift its opinion…[and] the Obama administration is also back in the climate change game…” click here for more