GUEST COLUMN: Last chance for America to be a clean energy leader

Saturday, August 21, 2010 | 7:18 p.m. CDT; updated 3:15 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 23, 2010

After nearly 2 years of work on a comprehensive climate change and clean energy bill, Senate Democrats recently abandoned efforts in exchange for a weakened "oil spill bill." Citing their inabilities to overcome a Republican filibuster, the oil spill bill includes only minor clean energy provisions and completely fails to address the underlying causes of the climate crisis.