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CBO says energy bill would cut deficit by $19B

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I’m not necessarily convinced by the numbers presented by the CBO or Congress. Teaching statistics gives great insight as to how complex models can be manipulated, often with the most ethical of intentions and methods, to present very different pictures.

It is still entirely plausible to me, however, that investing in domestic, clean, renewable energy can be extremely positive for the U.S.

8 Jul, 2010
9:16am, EDT

“Senator John F. Kerry’s signature energy and climate change legislation would cut the deficit by $19 billion, according to an estimate released yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office,” the Boston Globe reports. “The legislation faces strong opposition from Republicans and some Democrats from energy-producing states, but the report gives the Massachusetts Democrat and his allies a compelling financial argument amid concerns about the implications of a burgeoning deficit.”

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Sen. Graham walks away from climate and energy bill

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It has been so encouraging to see Graham (R), Kerry (D), and Lieberman (I), work on this bill together, not just because a comprehensive energy bill is so important to our country, but also because, at a time when our country is so terribly divided, their tri-partisan efforts have been a welcome bright spot in an otherwise dim Congress.

Hopefully they can resolve their differences and get back to work quickly.

UPDATED: 6:30 p.m.

By Juliet Eilperin

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) abandoned his effort to push a climate and energy bill Saturday, saying he would continue only if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first.

Graham’s departure likely dooms any chance of passing a climate bill this year. He is the sole Republican working with Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) on a compromise proposal that they had planned to unveil Monday.

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