No sooner than I finished that last post and checked my Twitter feed did I see how difficult it is going to be to keep ACES from being further watered down in the Senate, much less strengthened:

clairecmc I hope we can fix cap and trade so it doesn’t unfairly punish businesses and families in coal dependent states like Missouri.

about 2 hours ago from web

Well, ACES helps invest in increased energy efficiency and in clean and renewable energy generation. It helps Missouri become a less coal dependent state and creates jobs while doing it. And Missourians want this, voting by a supermajority for Prop C last year in the highest turnout election in ages. Listen to the voters, Claire.