Bill Richardson: Let's use OBL's killing to pass cap and trade

“My hope is that from this success in the foreign policy arena two days ago, that he will be emboldened to take once again to the Congress legislation – not just to increase a renewable energy standard – but climate change legislation that this country and the world need,” Richardson said Tuesday at a Climate Leadership Gala hosted by the Earth Day Network in Washington.

Climate change legislation, particularly anything labeled as toxic as “cap and trade,” is seen as non-starter while Republicans hold the House and many Senate Democrats are wary of the issue. But Richardson warned climate bill backers against standing on the sidelines.