Experts assess failure of Senate, future of policy in U.S.

As top-tier issues for the Obama administration, climate and energy policies were expected to cross the finish line this year. But as talks progressed in the Senate, a partisan scene emerged, making compromise and passage of a bill difficult. In this Special Report, E&ETV takes a look back at the Senate's missteps and looks ahead to the future of climate policy in the United States. Interviews include: Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change; Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), ranking member of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming; Karen Harbert, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy; James Connaughton, executive vice president of corporate affairs, public and environmental policy at Constellation Energy; Scott Segal, partner in the Government Relations and Strategy Section at Bracewell & Giuliani; and Dan Lashof, director of the Climate Center at the Natural Resources Defense Council.