UPDATED at 6:10 p.m. with statement from Ben LaBolt
**By Juliet Eilperinviews.washingtonpost.com/climate-change/post-carbon/2010/04/nine_democrats_outline_manufacturing_demands.html]("http://views.washingtonpost.com/climate-change/post-carbon/2010/04/nine_democrats_outline_manufacturing_demands.html")
Reid to ‘Backroom’ National Energy Tax Bill
04/14/2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is set to take charge of new legislation aimed at imposing a national energy tax on all Americans, according to *Greenwire*, the news service for all things environment (article available on the [Senate Republican Environment and Public Works “EPW” Press Blog here]("http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord_id=fc66a2bb-802a-23ad-42c3-af5809222eed").)
Called “cap-and-trade” or “climate change” or “global warming” legislation, the new attempt to place a crippling national tax on America’s energy resources is being cobbled together by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). According to the new report, the trio will not formally introduce the bill in the Senate when it’s unveiled next week.