Kerry: Time to Put America on Course for Energy Independence

Senator John Kerry (D-MA) renewed his push for an energy and climate bill this morning on “This Week.” Kerry introduced the "America Power Act" last month which would cap carbon emissions and invest in energy alternatives. Referring to those energy alternative investments Kerry told me that the U.S. is "behind in an enormous challenge globally where China, India, and others are spending billions of dollars to take the discoveries that we made, and they're taking them to the market place. Wednesday President Obama pledged to "find the votes" to pass an energy bill in the Senate. But this morning Republican Senator John Cornyn repeated his party's opposition to a comprehensive bill. "I think rather than try to hit a grand slam home run, I'd like to work with Senator Kerry and other to…hit some singles and develop nuclear power, battery technology that will help us deal with our environmental concerns."

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