Monthly Archives: January 2009

Obama Grants California's Request to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

President Barack Obama today ordered the EPA to reconsider California’s petition to set strict automobile emission and fuel efficiency standards.

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change

Study Finds Economy, Jobs Most Important Policy Issue — Global Warming Least Important

A new study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that the economy and jobs top all other policy issues. Even more noteworthy was the study’s finding that global warming ranked last.      

Posted in Climate Change

U.S. Senate Committee Proposes Ways to Regulate CO2 Under Clean Air Act

Further illustrating that climate change regulation will likely come in some form at the federal level, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a majority staff report this month outlining ways for the EPA to regulate greenhouse … Continue reading

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Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord Update

The Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord (Accord) held meetings this week in Indianapolis to continue its quest toward adopting a Midwest cap-and-trade policy, along with other climate change regulations.

Posted in Climate Change

Energy Issues Ramping Up at the Federal Level

President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Energy Department, Steven Chu, has previously said that coal is his “worst nightmare” and that the U.S. needs to find ways to “boost the cost of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” 

Posted in General

Congress May Delay Climate Change Legislation

  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) told reporters this week that while Congress has the votes to pass climate change legislation, it may have to wait.

Posted in Climate Change