Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Speaking of piggybacking on U.S. environmental action...

Just up on TPM this afternoon, video of Obama acknowledging that his cap and trade proposal is facing difficulty in the U.S. Senate:

As the blog spells it out:
The remarks represent the first time the President has acknowledged that the Senate may not be willing to adopt a cap and trade system: the central feature of the climate change initiative that Obama ran on during the 2008 campaign.

Obama's tacit acceptance of the move to drop emissions pricing from climate and energy policy appears to make that result only more likely--and will likely raise the ire of environmentalists, who see an emissions market as key to addressing the dangers of climate change.
This is what the Harper government has set us up for, waiting on the vagaries of the American political process.