America's Greens Swear They're Organized & Ready

The cap-and-trade movement is trying to persuade Democrats that they won’t suffer for taking another tough vote. In quickly absorbing a lesson from history, the American environmental movement swears that it’s organized at a grassroots level, in a way that health care reformers were not.

A “climate war room” — funded by more than 60 labor, business, faith, agriculture and environmental groups — has been set up to coordinate ad dollars and communications. The goal, according to Politico, is to assure nervous Democrats that they won’t suffer politically for hanging tough on green change.