Senate Republican Goes Cold on Climate Bill

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Fallout from Arizona's new immigration law has already reached the US Senate, where Harry Reid now say it's time to deal with what is, after all, a federal issue. Republican Lindsay Graham calls that a “cynical ploy” to appeal to Hispanic voters, and he's backing away from a bipartisan compromise on climate change. Cut to California, where Texas oil companies are spending big money to repeal what's now the toughest climate-change law in the country. If voters agree in November, will the effort to curb global warming suffer a double whammy?

Credits

Guests:
Bryan Walsh - Time magazine - @bryanrwalsh, Eric Pica - Director of Domestic Policy Campaigns, Friend of the Earth, Jim DiPeso - Policy Director, Republicans for Environmental Protection, Margot Roosevelt - Reporter, Los Angeles Times, Luke Popovich - Vice President of Communications, National Mining Association

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper