Well my fellow Progressive friends it look’s like we may have a bipartisan deal coming together on a strong Cap and Trade Bill.

“I believe the green economy is coming. That’s not a question of if it’s going to happen, it’s just when it’s going to happen. The sooner the better for me, because the jobs of the future lie in energy independence and cleaning up the environment…. Why can’t America have the cleanest air?” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

The bottom line: We are likely to get a bipartisan, economy-wide bill on the Senate floor “early next year” as Kerry put it. Lieberman said the bill would become law “in this session of Congress.” A lot of big news came out of the press conference.

First, the bipartisan group endorsed a cut in carbon pollution “in the range of 17%” by 2020 and 80% or more by 2050. That matches the House bill, and equally important, it backs up the pledge the President has announced he is taking to Copenhagen (see Obama to attend Copenhagen, announces “a U.S. emissions reduction target in the range of 17% below 2005 levels in 2020?). That puts Obama on much firmer ground with world leaders.

We need strong grassroot’s pressure to get this baby done so here’s some way’s we can all help.

http://www.repoweramerica.org/

http://www.350.org/

Here’s some Great Blogging out of my Favorite Climate change Blog

http://climateprogress.org/2009/12/10/graham-kerry-lieberman-embrace-bipartisan-climate-clean-energy-bill-market-based-system-obama-copenhagen-pledge/

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