Pew's Nikki Roy discusses Dingell-Boucher draft, previews '09 climate debate
With the stock market plummeting and all eyes on the presidential campaign, has the push for comprehensive climate legislation fallen by the wayside? Will Democrats turn the focus back on cap and trade during the next session of Congress? During today's OnPoint, Nikki Roy, director of congressional affairs at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, discusses the new Dingell-Boucher climate draft, released in the House last week. Roy explains what the main sticking points to the draft are and gives his take on a possible timeline for legislation over the next two years. He also explains how international pressure will impact domestic climate negotiations in 2009.