Thursday, August 18, 2011

Boxer: Climate-Change Legislation Still DOA

Sen. Barbara Boxer would like to see Congress take another stab at legislation to fight global warming. Just don't expect it to happen anytime soon. After touring part of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Wednesday morning, Boxer said federal climate-change legislation remains dead. Such legislation would be a big boost to many of the technologies under development at the lab, including advanced biofuels and artificial photosynthesis. But the current gridlocked Congress won't touch it. And she won't introduce such legislation herself until that changes. "Climate change doesn't have the votes," said Boxer, a Democrat. "I'm a pragmatic legislator. I'm not going to waste time on something that's not going to work." More>