Green coalition blasts Senate climate bill

A number of other environmental organizations have praised the bill, even as they noted problems with some provisions, such as the measure's support for nuclear power and offshore drilling. The climate reality coalition, obviously, has drawn a much sharper line in the sand.

The groups want sharper pollution reductions; the EPA to retain the authority to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act; and to “reject offsets and other loopholes that prevent pollution reductions from taking place in the U.S.,” according to a news release.