Reid Says Senate Will Act on Climate in 2010

According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), a busy 2010 slate won't prevent passage of a comprehensive climate and energy bill.

"We have a lot on our plate," Sen. Reid said during a Geothermal Energy Association-sponsored conference in New York City. "We have to finish reforming health insurance and Wall Street and also must help bring Americans out of unemployment. But we are not so busy that we can't find the time to address comprehensive energy and climate legislation."

Sen. Reid mentioned federal research and development funding, extended tax credits, and a national electricity standard, and emphasized congressional action via legislation similar to the House-passed American Clean Energy and Security Act, which seeks to cut carbon pollution and boost America's clean energy economy.

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