Category Archives: Climate Change

EPA proposes new fuel efficiency standards for trucks

The Obama administration announced a new regulatory push last Friday (June 19th) on makers of heavy-duty trucks to increase fuel efficiency by up to 24 percent. The proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Environmental Protection Agency

DOE Publishes Report on Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report that examines current and potential future impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the U.S. energy sector. The report identifies several critical issues, including power-plant disruptions due to drought … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Energy

Pres. Obama Unveils Climate Change Plan

Pres. Obama has laid out a sweeping new climate change plan. The plan, which would cut carbon emissions in the United States and encourage other countries to do so as well, bypasses Congress, opting to achieve the president’s policy goals … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory Train Wreck, Renewable Energy

Government Report Adds Climate Change to List of High Risks Facing the Country

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has added climate change to its biennial list of high-risk areas facing government operations. The report says the U.S. needs a better cross-government approach to a threat that’s creating huge financial exposure.

Posted in Climate Change

Possible Executive Action on Climate Change

In his State of the Union address, Pres. Obama exhorted Congress to adopt a “bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change” and warned that if “Congress won’t act soon” he will direct his Cabinet to come up with “executive actions.” Various … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Regulatory Train Wreck

Obama Threatens Executive Action on Climate and Energy in State of the Union

In his State of the Union address, Pres. Obama exhorted Congress to adopt a “bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change” and warned that if “Congress won’t act soon” he will direct his Cabinet to come up with “executive actions.”

Posted in Climate Change, Energy

EPA Accepting Comments on New Climate Change Plan

The EPA has released its Climate Change Adaptation Plan, and is now accepting comments on its draft plan, which calls for the agency to amend its operations, which could include promulgating new rules, to account for increasingly rapid global warming. … Continue reading

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EPA Updates Publicly Available Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

The EPA has posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency

Obama’s Second Term: Energy & Environmental Policy

Various news sources preview what Pres. Obama’s energy and environmental policy could look like in his second term.

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory Train Wreck, Renewable Energy, Waste, Water

New Studies Related to the EPA Trainwreck Released

The Foundation strives to provide the public with the latest information on regulations and their impact on the economic competitiveness of Wisconsin and the nation. Three recent studies provide more information on the costs of cutting carbon emissions, the impact … Continue reading

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