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  • Published: Mar 17th, 2011
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GOP Pushes Back on EPA Carbon Regulation

At her fourth congressional hearing in two weeks, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson appeared on Capitol Hill again this morning to defend the president’s 2012 budget requests for the agency. House Republicans grilled her on the cost of the agency’s regulations, as they attempt make drastic cuts to the EPA’s funding in the current budget debate.

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  • Published: Dec 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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2011: Looking ahead on carbon regulation

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Its a weird time of year. Some reflect on the previous 12 months, while others endorse the temptation to look ahead. In energy and environmental circles, it seems looking ahead is more exciting, and for good reason.

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  • Published: Dec 26th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Clean Energy Standard, Blocking EPA Carbon Regulation on Pollution-State Senators Agenda

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The best hope for success in the 112th Congress is stasis, a kind of gridlock that doesnt make things appreciably worse. Millions of unemployed Americans across the country would rather that government worked at giving them opportunities for jobs, but the incoming Republican House just isnt interested in doing that.

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  • Published: Jul 31st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Obama Administration Threatens Veto on Any Bill Blocking EPA Carbon Regulations

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This is pretty good news. Its important to note that the death of climate legislation does not mean the death of carbon regulation. It just moves it into a new phase, where the EPA takes the lead. And the Administration will protect that privilege:

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  • Published: Apr 1st, 2010
  • Category: USA
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View: Big Polluters Hurt By Carbon Regulation

Arguments around carbon regulation have been in and out of popular media over the past decade. While some form of pollution control is mandatory for the sustainability of our delicate environment, an ideal approach to face the issue has not yet effectively been implemented.

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  • Published: Mar 18th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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ND AG wants change in Minn. carbon regulations

BISMARCK, N.D. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty supports changing a state law that makes it difficult for North Dakota to sell electricity from new, coal-fueled power plants to Minnesota, a Pawlenty spokesman said Wednesday.

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  • Published: Feb 25th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Major companies leave carbon-rule alliance

A major business and environmental alliance formed two years ago to promote federal carbon regulation shows signs of cracking as chances for federal legislation this year fade.

Duke Energy was a founding partner of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership. The group has backed some principles of legislation adopted by the House of Representatives and pending before the Senate that would limit carbon emissions.

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  • Published: Feb 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Opinion: EPA should put carbon regs on hold

Among the great virtues of free markets is their ability to adapt and adjust quickly to changing environments and customer demands. By contrast, change necessarily comes slowly in government, especially when bureaucratic policy and turf are involved. A disturbing illustration of this reality is unfolding on the global warming issue. Evidence is steadily mounting that the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report is fundamentally flawed because of political and ideological bias and manipulation of data. Concerns about those problems are among the reasons the campaign to pass a cap-and-trade bill in Congress has slowed.

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  • Published: Aug 30th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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When carbon is priced, who ultimately pays?

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Opponents of US climate change legislation voice concerns about its effect on consumers in coal-reliant states, industries competitiveness, and regressive distributional consequences. This column argues that these concerns are either unfounded or have been addressed fairly. It says the conflict is more about ideology than distributional issues.

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UN: “Nature Kicks Carbon Capture’s Butt”

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The United Nations Environment Programme released a report last Friday for World Environment Day titled “The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation.” In it, UNEP makes the case for investing in protecting fragile ecosystems as a form of carbon mitigation instead of carbon capture and storage technology. The report highlights the ways in which nature is better at regulating carbon than CCS through the carbon cycle and how preserving nature’s role in carbon regulation will bring greater and cheaper benefits.

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  • Published: Apr 2nd, 2009
  • Category: USA
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Editorial: Taking on carbon, with Averitt in lead

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While scientists have been making a convincing case that human activities are altering Earths climate, Texas has been living in its own world.

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  • Published: Mar 26th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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EPA presses ahead with CO2 regulation

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Nine months after delaying its decision, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent a proposal to the White House, asking to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

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  • Published: Mar 12th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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Businesses unaware of looming UK carbon regulation

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The government has today laid out the details of its domestic emissions trading scheme that will affect some 20,000 public and private sector organisations who spend more than

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  • Published: Mar 7th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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John Kerry: CO2 Regulation Won’t Work

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Senate Foreign Relations committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry – a.k.a Mr. Teresa Heinz – said in a March 5 speech yesterday that, even with “the best” climate regulation proposed so far, including the cap-and-trade scheme outlined in President Obama’s budget proposal, atmospheric CO2 concentrations will nevertheless increase and cause “catastrophic and irreversible climate change,” according to Carbon Control News.

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Candidate D: Topic: Regulating carbon

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Imagine youre in Philips Arena, waiting for Bruce Springsteen to come on stage. Thousands of bodies fill the rafters and press against one another down on the floor. In the darkness, a rumbling ripples through the dome. Broooce! Brooooooce! Finally he runs out and everyone springs to their feet – singing and dancing – thousands of lungs heaving heavy air.

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  • Published: Feb 14th, 2009
  • Category: USA
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More Companies Going Green for Saving’s Sake Looming Carbon Rules Are Another Motivating Factor

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More companies are looking to reduce their energy and water utility bills by taking steps to make their processes more efficient.

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