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

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.