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Is John Boehner a Closet Environmentalist?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

When Boehner described the climate bill as a "pile of sh*t," it sounded like he was making a veiled reference to feedlot biomass fuels, which could reduce our carbon footprint.

A Threefold Strategy for Carbon Reduction

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The belief that a price signal on fuel purchases alone will fix our energy sector is simply unfounded. We need a strategic combination of technology, policy, and pricing to solve our energy dilemma and start curbing the climate crisis.

Green News Report - July 2, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: California wins one for a change; Where's the beef? Recalled!; Did EPA suppress study from global warming skeptic?... PLUS:...

Is Cap and Trade Already Corrupt?

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Blaise Zerega

2009-07-01-PLAYVIDEO.jpg Negative reactions to the proposed cap and trade system were voiced by Chevron CEO David O'Reilly and by former Secretary of State George Schultz.

Thank You Mark Kirk For a Gutsy Vote

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jimmy Seidita

Kirk was the only Republican from the Midwest to vote for the climate bill. Pleased and a little surprised, I looked at his Facebook and got an eyeful of the crapstorm that has been unleashed upon him.

Almost, But Not Quite, Mr. President

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The House bill sets up a price mechanism but then allows too many potential ways around it. It invests in clean energy but also invests too much in keeping dirty technologies going.

Green News Report - June 30, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The heat was on as members of the U.S. House of Representatives angrily debated and narrowly passed the landmark American C...

Sahil Kapur

Climate Change Bill Fight Just Beginning

HuffingtonPost.com | Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The climate change bill passed by the House of Representatives on Friday was only the first step towards achieving major environmental policy reform. ...

The Clean Energy Bill Story You Haven't Heard

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

We're building a growing consensus that low-income communities and communities of color must have a fair stake in a new clean energy economy.

Krugman: Republicans' Climate Change Denial Amounts To Treason

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill. In political terms, it was a remarkable achievement. But 212 representatives voted no. A h...

Why We Overestimate the Costs of Tackling Climate Change

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Do you believe the American people can figure out innovative, profitable ways to transition to clean energy if they put their shoulders to it?

The Global Warming Lie Detector

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dean Baker

For some reason, job loss and economic pain associated with the military are just not worth mentioning. These items only become newsworthy when the issue is saving the environment.

After Precarious Climate Vote, Grassroots Pressure Needed More Than Ever

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

The House passed the first comprehensive clean energy and climate protection bill on Friday, not on a wave of grassroots momentum, but last-minute cajoling by House leaders.

National Climate Change Policy: A Quick Look Back at Waxman-Markey and the Road Ahead

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

The Waxman‑Markey bill has its share of flaws, but it represents a reasonable starting point for Senate deliberation on what can become a national climate policy.

Climate Change Bill: Republican Kirk Votes In Favor, Democrat Foster Against

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[W]hen it came to the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, the real wild cards among the Illinois congressional delegation were Democrat Bill Foster and...

Sam Stein

House Passes Historic Climate Change Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Contributing Reporting By Jeff Muskus and Ryan Grim After a tense debate, in which the margin of success or failure never moved beyond a handful...

Sam Stein

Union Makes Last-Minute Pitch For Climate Change Bill's Passage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Congress expected to vote on a 1,201-page climate change bill on Friday, one of the country's largest unions is sending word to Democrats from co...

Left, Right & Center: Sanford, Energy/Climate bill and Health Care

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Mark Sanford's fall from grace raises the issue of what's wrong with men who cheat?! For the first time ever, we have a conversation about sex on Left, Right & Center.

Climate Bill Comes Down To A Handful Of Democrats

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for...

Green News Report - June 25, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Darryl Hannah arrested (no, not for public intoxication); Floor fight pending over climate change; Big Three automakers ignored their own consumer research ... The Supreme Court kills a lake.

Jeff Muskus

Pelosi: Gore Not In D.C. Because It Wasn't "Energy Efficient"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she's seeing "a great narrowing of the undecided" in favor of the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill this week. Not enough, h...

Wanna Strengthen The Climate Bill? Get This One Passed.

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Pursuing last-minute amendments is futile. There is zero reason to believe that the coalition could hold if any changes were made to the bill at this point.

Free Allowances to Utilities Are Not Dividends to Consumers

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Sandler

It would be as if the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 legislated monetary policy through 1940. Ridiculous, right? I mean, who had the crystal ball to predict that Great Depression thing?

Jeff Muskus

GOP Antics Helping Dems Push Climate Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the House of Representatives barreling toward a Friday vote on the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, Democratic leaders working to swing more "Y...

Why I'm Not Freaked Out About the Waxman-Markey Bill

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There is no reason to think that this bill is going to be Obama's only legacy on energy. Already there's been the stimulus bill, the new mileage standards and the big climate impacts report.