06/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kerry: Three Big Oil Companies Likely to Back Climate Bill

When Sens. John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman release their climate bill on Monday, they expect to have the backing of three of the five major oil companies, Mother Jones has learned. In a conference call with a coalition of progressive business leaders on Thursday evening, Kerry said he believes those companies will "actively participate in supporting this bill."