Editorial of the Week: Obama must lead effort for cap-and-trade law in the San Jose Mercury News
As the new year begins, a multitude of issues are competing for attention in Washington. We hope that 2010 will be the year that one long-neglected problem – reducing carbon emissions – at last reaches the top of the legislative agenda.
Getting a cap-and-trade law through the Senate will be one of the greatest challenges of the young Obama presidency. But if there is to be any chance of halting the rise of global temperatures, it is crucial. And it will be a cornerstone of a newly competitive American economy. (More…)