Clean-energy-boosting economic stimulus bill falls one vote short in Senate
The Senate version of the economic stimulus bill, which included clean-energy incentives, was shot down in the chamber this evening. The loss was predicted, though the closeness of the vote perhaps wasn’t — had one more senator voted “aye,” the package would have passed. Green group Friends of the Earth blames the loss on Sen. John McCain, who failed to show up to the voting. Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both voted in favor of the bill.