The Courant’s June 9 editorial ["The Senate’s Shame"] was wrong to
imply that the leading climate legislation in Congress, the
Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, failed because of partisan
opposition from the Republican Party.
June 6, 10 Democratic senators wrote an open letter declaring they
could not support final passage of the Climate Security Act. That’s 20
percent of the Senate Democratic caucus.
Rather than partisan
politics, the act failed because a bipartisan group of senators refused
to pass a bill that would have reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by
increasing the price of energy.
Energy Policy Analyst
Competitive Enterprise Institute