Dorgan, climate and coal

She notes that Dorgan could consult on wind energy, which he supports, but adds “it seems most likely that the revolving door will drop him off in coal country.”

“And if that is the case, it seems to indicate that Dorgan would be even less likely to vote for a cap-and-trade plan this year that would hurt the coal industry,” she writes.

But there are already differing views about what Dorgan’s decision means for the climate bill.

As I noted in this post on Dorgan Wednesday, Joe Romm of the Center for American Progress suggests that Dorgan’s surprise decision could increase his chances of backing a climate bill.