By Ben Geman - 01/27/10 06:41 PM EST
But Democrats’ focus on the economy and jitters about the mid-term elections, combined with resistance among many lawmakers to emissions caps, has bred uncertainty about whether climate legislation will remain on the 2010 agenda.
Browner, however, cited several signs that comprehensive climate and energy legislation is moving forward. She proclaimed herself heartened by the joint efforts of Sens. John KerryJohn KerryThe Atlantic Council's questionable relationship with Gabon’s leader State Dept. months late on explaining Clinton aide's missing emails The evidence backs Trump: We have a duty to doubt election results MORE (D-Mass.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamTrump on primary rivals who don't back him: 'I don't know how they live with themselves' The Trail 2016: Who is really winning? Graham: GOP Senate could rein in Clinton White House MORE (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) to craft a compromise plan.
Browner also said that support for climate legislation among businesses groups, environmentalists and unions is a good sign, claiming there is a “meeting of the minds” that’s crucial to moving major environmental legislation.