"'Assuming it passes, it’s a positive test for the Congress being able to legislate across the bitter partisan divide, and frankly Chairman Murkowski and Senator Cantwell deserve considerable credit,' said Phil Sharp, the president of Resources for the Future and a former member of Congress. As to the legislation itself, Sharp notes that it doesn’t really address the biggest energy problem — the fact that energy use in this country results in the second largest carbon dioxide footprint in the world. But still, that doesn’t mean the bill isn’t important. 'Most provisos are very modest, but that doesn’t mean they’re not useful,' Sharp said."
The Surprising Things Democrats and Republicans Agree on When It Comes to Energy
Media Highlight from The Washington Post — April 19, 2016