George Monbiot, Europe's leading green commentator, joins other environmentalists in attacking the recently passed energy and climate bill in USA. Monbiot says the bill "would be laughable anywhere else" but that unfortunately itâ€™s the best we can expect from the USA.
Monbiot says that lobbyists from the dirty industries, thinktanks, pr consultants and politicians like Republican Joe Barton are to be blamed for the weak climate and energy bill. He even goes as far as saying that the corruption of public life in the USA is Obamaâ€™s "real challenge":
But Monbiot still want the bill to be passed "as it at least provides a framework for future improvements".