Today's newly proposed rule is one step toward what is likely to be much more extensive regulations aimed not just at new businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases but also at existing ones.
I followed up with many Republican politicians on their factually incorrect statements regarding cap and trade. The most interesting response -- by far -- came by way of a series of increasingly heated emails.
When your position is based on ignoring science to prop up polluting industries -- as is the case for many Republican politicians -- you have little choice but to cite misleading statistics to make your point.
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.
Yesterday the Public Citizen Texas team drove down to Houston to crash the American Petroleum Institute's Energy Citizen event. Billed as a "grassroots" rally against the cap-and-trade bill currently before Congress, this event was nothing more than a company picnic.