Monthly Archives: September 2009

U.S. Senators Unveil Climate Change Legislation

  Two U.S. Senators that head the Committee on Environment and Public Works today are introducing climate change legislation. Based on early reports, the bill authored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California) and John Kerry (D-Mass.), will call for greater reductions … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy

U.S. Senators to Unveil Climate Change Legislation

  Two U.S. Democrat Senators that head the Committee on Environment and Public Works today are introducing climate change legislation. Based on early reports, the bill authored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-California) and John Kerry (D-Mass.), will call for greater … Continue reading

Posted in General

Alberta-Wisconsin Oil Pipeline Suit Transferred to Minnesota Court

We recently reported that the U.S. State Department granted a permit to construct a 326-mile oil pipeline from the Canadian border to Superior, Wisconsin. The Sierra Club opposes construction of the pipeline and is attempting to halt the project. The … Continue reading

Posted in Energy

Alberta-Wisconsin Oil Pipeline Suit Transferred to Minnesota Court

  We recently reported that the U.S. State Department granted a permit to construct a 326-mile oil pipeline from the Canadian border to Superior, Wisconsin. The Sierra Club opposes construction of the pipeline and is seeking to halt the project. … Continue reading

Posted in General

Polls Show People Are for Reducing CO2, If It Doesn't Cost Money or Jobs

Two polls released last week show that Wisconsinites have seemingly diverging views on whether to address climate change. However, when the two polls are closely analyzed, it appears that there isn’t any discrepancy – people support actions that reduce climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

Second Circuit Court Allows States to Sue Power Plants over CO2 Emissions

A federal appeals court this week ruled that eight states can proceed with their lawsuit against five power plants for their contribution to global warming. (State of Connecticut, et al. v. American Electric Power Company, Inc. et al.)

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change

Cap-and-Trade Legislation Would Cost Families $1,761 A Year

CBS News is reporting that a memorandum prepared by the Obama administration shows that enacting cap-and-trade legislation would cost taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, or equivalent to $1,761 per household. Another memorandum obtained by CBS News shows the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

Gov. Schwarzenegger Increases Renewable Energy Standard – Wisconsin May Be Next in Line

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week will issue an executive order requiring that state to generate one-third of its power from renewable resources by 2020. Currently, California imposes a 20 percent requirement by 2010.

Posted in Climate Change, Renewable Energy

EPA Sued Over California's Greenhouse Gas Waiver Request

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Automobile Dealers Association on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. over the EPA’s decision to grant California a waiver under the Clean Air Act.

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change