NYT: What the Midterms Mean for ‘Climate Change’ – Nancy Pelosi has vowed to revive a select committee on global warming

By: - Climate DepotNovember 7, 2018 9:36 PM


Up late last night? We were, too, on the climate desk, sorting through America’s mixed bag of election results on climate change.

In the most direct rejection Tuesday of a plan to tame greenhouse gas emissions, voters in Washington state defeated a proposed tax on carbon. The vote was a critical state-level test of whether carbon pricing can win broader support at the national level.

It’s not at all clear, however, that a carbon price is even on the agenda for Democrats, who handily won control of the House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi, widely expected to become House speaker, has vowed to revive a select committee on global warming, a panel she initiated the last time Democrats controlled the chamber. But she has been vague about what, if any, legislation Democrats will seek.