Others at my work (I had nothing to do with this) offer their take on the Bingaman climate bill:
What does it take to ratchet back an energy-hungry nation’s contributions to global warming? In the Senate, at least 60 votes.
Among proposals now on the table, the one with the best chance of clearing that speed hump is sponsored by Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Arlen Specter, R-Pa.
Other approaches take a more aggressive approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. But Bingaman’s bill plots the most realistic course to enactment and toward sustaining the effort over the long haul.