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Waxman Markey Climate Bill

Report From Copenhagen

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

It is almost certain that the final binding deal will not be reached in Copenhagen, but we have every reason to believe that we are moving in the right direction.

No Climate Change Bill This Year, Says Obama Adviser

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP)- President Barack Obama's top energy adviser says there is no way Congress will be able to pass a bill on climate change this year. "...

Unions Need to Sever All Ties with Anti-Climate Bill Groups

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Nike and utility giant, Pacific Gas & Electric, have publicly resigned from the US Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to climate protection policies. It's time for labor unions to follow suit.

What's Spanish for Total and Complete BS?

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

The money spent presenting fiction as fact over the past decade has had a real impact on the average American. Still, to this day, you will hear that there is debate about global warming, about whether it's happening at all.

Green Workers Need a Voice in the Climate Change Debate

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

What sort of future lies ahead for those of us who work in industries already being impacted by climate change?

Climate Week Is Key Stop on Road to Copenhagen

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

This week, when leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies gather in Pittsburgh, I am looking for their commitment to a clean energy economy as the backbone of a rejuvenated global economy.

Obama vs. Krugman: Five Reasons the President's Right on Carbon Tariffs

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

President Obama and Congress must make sure that U.S. climate policy efforts encourage other countries to reduce their carbon emissions and spur global demand for U.S. clean energy technologies.

Bonner & Associates Never Contacted Rep. Perriello and Several Charities Defrauded In Forged Letter Scandal

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

This latest evidence of insincerity and misinformation adds to a growing heap of scandals plaguing the coal industry's attempts to weaken action on climate and energy security.

Bonner & Associates Spin Machine in Full Gear To Defend Sullied Brand

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Where is the rogue temporary employee to defend himself and shed light on the way Bonner's sweat-shop pro-coal lobby operation operates?

Bonner & Associates Coached Employees To Lie To Generate Letters to Congress - Will Congress Reign In Such Astroturf?

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The clear solution: end the astroturf loophole in the Lobby Disclosure Act

ACCCE Coal Lobby Drops Bonner & Associates Over Forged Letters

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Bonner & Associates has a long record of shady Astroturf work on behalf of many polluting industries, pharmaceutical companies and Big Tobacco.

Astroturfing Oil Company Picnics - All the Intel You Need

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Members of the Texas Public Citizen group attended the rally against the Waxman-Markey clean energy bill, and as they rightly report these were more of a company picnic than a spontaneous uprising of citizens.

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

Cap-and-Trade: A Fly in the Ointment?

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

Cap-and-trade systems, in which emission permits or allowances can be traded among potential polluters, continue today to be at the center of this action.

Waxman-Markey Will Mandate Greener Building and Drive Green Renovation

Brett Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brett Freeman

As green buildings become the norm, owners of older homes face an important decision: use green technology, or struggle to keep up with increasing energy prices and plummeting property values.

The Climate Bill: Ready, Fire, Aim

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The American Clean Energy and Security Act will lop off key players in our transition to a clean, renewable future. One early and unintended casualty: the voluntary renewable energy market.

Relying on the Sausage Factory: The Best Way to Enact Health Care?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I know to be effective helping the president pass national health care at long last -- which I strongly support -- it would help a little if I understood a little more.

Could Dividends Help North Dakota Say "Yes" to a Carbon Cap?

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

I don't blame Dorgan and Pomeroy for being sceptical of the "postage stamp" strategy. Their state will face major costs, and the strategy puts supporters at risk in the 2010 or 2012 elections.

Clunker Success Proves Clean Energy Legislation Is a Win for Consumers and the Economy

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Today we voted to extend the Cash for Clunkers program with $2 billion in additional funding. By empowering consumers, the program is racing past our expectations for fuel economy improvement.

Mark Kirk Backpedals On Climate Bill Vote After Pressure From Right

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Aspiring Senator and self-described moderate Republican Mark Kirk is fast backing away from his vote in favor of President Obama's cap-and-trade bill....

Will America Lose the Clean-Energy Race? Only if we Listen to the Breakthrough Institute

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph Romm

The radioactive disinformers of The Breakthrough Institute have broken through to the MSM again.

Grading a Climate Bill, Part 3: The Top 10 Bogus Statements in the Climate Debate

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Not all the American people are intelligent enough about climate change to know their intelligence has been insulted. It's a complicated topic made more complicated by bogus arguments.

Landing a Clean Energy Victory

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

The clean energy race is the space race of our time. Yet so much more is at stake.

Obama Needs to Show Less Paucity of Audacity

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

So far the only people Obama seems willing to make mad are the activist base of the Democratic party who helped him defeat Hillary Clinton and John McCain.

Half-Baked Alaska: Palin's Confused Vision of Energy & Environment

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

Palin's argument is so dependent on established Republican strategy that is reads like a grab bag of worn-out phrases.