On Friday I made a big time green blogger faux pas, and that might be putting it too kindly, when I mistakingly reported that the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The ACES Act did pass the House on Friday, but it did so seven hours after I reported it.
I screwed up, completely.
In my defense, I was kinda technically impaired on Friday. A few days earlier, my trusty Mac laptop had died, leaving me cast into the blogger badlands of having to rely on a creakingly slow decade old computer sitting a 25 minute bus ride away from my new pad in downtown Portland. On Friday I had only a few hours of time on it to write and in my rush to post I made the mistake of reading an earlier procedural vote as the final vote on the ACES act.
After I published the story about the vote I went off the grid and didn't realize my mistake until later that evening when my friend sent me a text message about the passage of the bill. My editor at MNN edited my post to reflect the actual vote and I spent the weekend feeling like a real world class blogger heel.
So I apologize. It was a sloppy drop and I'll do my best to make sure it doesn't happen again (happily, my new computer is in transit).