A report in BNA’s Daily Report for Executives from June 10th (subscription required) quotes the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Sen. Barbara Boxer, on her expected strategy to move climate legislation in the Senate. According to the report:

“The Senate is unlikely to move a climate change bill until this fall, but is likely to use the House climate legislation slated for a floor vote this summer as a starting point, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told BNA June 9. The senator, who led a failed effort to get a climate bill passed on the Senate floor in June 2008, said she and other Democrats are laying the groundwork for another push this fall through weekly meetings begun this spring with key swing-vote senators from coal states, industry representatives, and other groups. Boxer, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said she does not expect to complete work drafting legislation until perhaps Labor Day or later. “I don't think it will be this summer,” she said. “I hope to get it out either at the end of summer or early fall,” which would set the stage for a markup in Boxer's committee and a possible floor vote before the end of 2009.” BNA 109 DER A-38