From a press release out of Joe Lieberman’s office:

WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), congratulated EPW Committee Chairman, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), for taking a long-overdue, yet significant step toward tackling Global Warming by hosting a roundtable discussion entitled, "Exploring Greenhouse Gas Technologies." The Roundtable consisted of business leaders, environmental technology experts, and a representative of the U.S. Department of Energy.

"Many thought we would never see Senator Inhofe participate in, much less convene, a discussion of technologies for reducing global warming pollution. Clearly, something has changed. Longstanding opponents of reducing global warming pollution are finally getting the message that the American public understands the stakes and will no longer tolerate inaction in the face of the ever-growing evidence that the climate is changing. The American forces of reason and can-do spirit are starting to overwhelm the last bastion of denial and pessimism on climate change, namely, the U.S. Congress, which, I hope, will soon adopt the comprehensive climate legislation that I have been pushing with Senator McCain since 2003."

Inhofe’s probably just nuke-boosting and “clean coal”-shilling, but at least it’s something.

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