Offshore revenue fight is front-and-center for climate swing votes

Here’s what Webb said when the White House announced plans in late March to proceed with a lease sale off Virginia’s coast:

“This policy should be coupled with a fair and equitable formula for profit-sharing between the federal and state government in order to attract well-paying jobs to the Commonwealth and support a range of projects, from clean energy development to transportation infrastructure to coastal restoration.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), another swing vote, wants revenue sharing badly, and her Alaska colleague Mark Begich (D) supports it too.

But on the other hand, Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) , who along with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) are leading the charge against revenue sharing, are climate swing votes themselves. So stay tuned.