He’s on the defensive.
Not really. We need to be on the defensive. The EPA is currently capping (in some cases shutting down) refineries, coal-electric plants and other large regulated emitters. The Senate voted to allow them to do that about 2 months ago including my two insiped senators. The only thing Al Gore isn't getting is a larger cut of the taxes and fees that EPA is going to extract from the emitters. Cap and Tax and Give to Al Gore hasn't passed. But don't believe for a second that Al Gore isn't going to get a chunk of that money without the bill he is pretending to pine for.