Along with the rest of the country, I am watching yet another environmental disaster caused by dirty energy. I have been extremely worried about the Gulf Coast over the last week ever since a British Petroleum off-shore oil rig exploded and sank. The site is now leaking 42,000 gallons of oil a day. My heart goes out to the families of the missing oil rig workers.
The roll-out of the climate bill originally planned for Monday was delayed once more this weekend after Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would not move forward with the process until Democratic leaders assured him that the Senate would take up climate legislation ahead of immigration reform. On Monday the Senate is expected to take up financial regulatory reform.