White House, Democrats push for utility-focused climate bill

07/15/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are moving ahead with a plan to craft a utility-focused climate bill that caps emissions from electricity producers, deducing that a broad energy-and-climate bill will not muster enough votes to clear the Senate before the fall elections. The Obama administration has always proposed an "economywide solution but recognizes that may not be where we are," said Carol M. Browner, the White House's top climate adviser.

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