"Senate Democrats to Launch Climate Offensive"

"A group of liberal Senate Democrats hopes to play political offense on climate change in 2014."

"Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and others are planning stepped-up efforts to raise the topic's visibility.

"We are trying to breathe some new life into the informal coalition that we've had, and make it a little bit more public and a little bit more aggressive in its work, get to the floor a little bit more often as a group, do some more joint events here in D.C. and around the country," said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

Bills to impose a carbon tax or create a cap-and-trade system are dead for now, although Boxer is nonetheless touting legislation to set a price on carbon emissions. And Democrats can also try and make headway elsewhere."

Ben Geman reports for National Journal January 8, 2014.


"Senators Launch Climate Task Force To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies'" (Huffington Post)

"Senate Dems Send Climate 'wake-Up Call'" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

Source: National Journal, 01/10/2014