As Congress prepares to return from their month-long August recess, Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer announced that their climate bill release date has been pushed back until the end of September. The Kerry-Boxer bill has faced a number of hurdles along its way to introduction. In June, Boxer had planned on marking up a climate bill before the August recess. A month later, those plans were shelved and an announcement of a new target date of September 8 was made. However, due to circumstances out of Senator Boxer’s control, a decision was made to move the release date back yet again. So, what always appeared to be an uphill climb for climate change legislation in the Senate now appears to be an even steeper climb