Monthly Archives: December 2009

Small Businesses Overwhelmingly Oppose Cap-and-Trade Legislation

 The Wisconsin BizTimes reports that a vast majority of small businesses oppose pending federal cap-and-trade legislation.

Posted in Climate Change

Report – U.S. Senate Unlikely to Pass Climate Change Legislation 2010

Now that the Copenhage Climate Change Change Conference has ended without a major treaty, the question remains whether the U.S. Senate will pass climate change legislation. Congress earlier this year passed sweeping climate change legislation imposing a cap-and-trade program. A similar bill introduced … Continue reading

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Climate Change Conference Stalemate

Speaking of Copenhagen, world leaders are arriving as the second and final week of the summit comes to an end on Friday. It is becoming increasingly likely that nothing substantive will be accomplished.  The Wall Street Journal reports that disagreement … Continue reading

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Climate Change Conference Stalemate

Speaking of Copenhagen, world leaders are arriving as the second and final week of the summit comes to an end on Friday. It is becoming increasingly likely that nothing substantive will be accomplished. 

Posted in Climate Change

Governor Doyle Travels to Copenhagen – Pushes Federal Cap-and-Trade Legislation

Gov. Jim Doyle this week traveled to Copenhagen to attend the Climate Change Conference. On a conference call with reporters, Gov. Doyle said that the U.S. should pass federal cap-and-trade legislation if there is not significant agreement by the world … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Global Warming Bill Officially Unveiled

After months of meetings and drafting, the global warming legislation has been officially released. The bill, 174 pages in length, would dramatically change energy consumption and Wisconsin’s economy.

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Day 2: Copenhagen Climate Summit

It’s day two in Copenhagen, and already there is disagreement over how to reduce global warming. According to reports from the two-week United Nations climate change summit, a proposaldrafted by developed nations leaked to the press angered poor countries because … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Businesses Raise Concerns Over Climate Change Legislation

Wisconsin business leaders last week submitted a memorandum to Gov. Jim Doyle and legislators raising substantive concerns with climate change legislation currently being drafted. A handful of legislators are putting finishing touches on comprehensive climate change legislation. It is expected that … Continue reading

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Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord Still Drafting Regional Cap-and-Trade Program

The next few months are likely to be very active when it comes to climate change legislation. Wisconsin legislators are expected to unveil comprehensive climate change legislation in the next week that could prove to be controversial. Climate change legislation … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Announces Endangerment Finding – Grants EPA Rulemaking Authority Under the Clean Air Act

The EPA today declared carbon dioxide (CO2) a dangerous pollutant, in doing so granted the agency sweeping regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Posted in General