News bites: Climate bill post-mortem, Big Oil’s crystal ball, and more

The Guardian reports on new research that explores why climate change legislation fell apart in Congress in 2010.

From the story:

A Harvard academic has put the blame squarely for America's failure to act on climate change on environmental groups. She also argues that there is little prospect Barack Obama will put climate change on the top of his agenda in his second term.

In a research paper, due to be presented at a Harvard forum next month, scholar Theda Skocpol in effect accuses the DC-based environmental groups of political malpractice, saying they were blind to extreme Republican opposition to their efforts.

The Houston Chronicle reports on efforts by major oil companies to look decades into the future.

The Wall Street Journal looks at the future of coal.

CBS News has the latest on oil prices.