New York Times By DARREN SAMUELSOHN of ClimateWire Published: October 20, 2009 The fence is getting a bit more crowded. Despite two significant moves over the last month — a bill introduction and the emergence of a possible bipartisan partnership — the number of senators unwilling to commit to voting for comprehensive climate and energy legislation […]
CBS News The Obama administration has privately concluded that a cap and trade law would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, the equivalent of hiking personal income taxes by about 15 percent. Read the full story.
By Tina Seeley Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — U.S. refining production may drop by a quarter by 2030, making the nation more dependent on fuel imports, if the climate-change legislation approved by the House becomes law, the American Petroleum Institute said. The Washington-based group, whose members include Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips, released a study today […]
Together, North Dakotans drive a total of 7 billion miles a year. This means, that on average, North Dakotans drive 10,900 miles for every person, per year, in the State. On a household basis, this amounts to 26,000 miles per year. According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in the year 2000 (latest data […]
President Obama and his Congressional leadership allies are trying to swiftly enact national cap & trade legislation. The House has narrowly passed HR 2454 in late June, a bill that would require U.S. carbon emissions to be cut by more than 80% by 2050 from their 2005 levels. To facilitate the transition to a carbon-constrained […]
New York Times – The fate of major climate legislation in Congress could rest with North Dakota. The sparsely populated state in the upper Midwest, noted for its badlands and bone-chilling winters, wields as much clout as regions three times its size in the global warming debate. Its two Democratic senators possess crucial swing votes on […]
By U.S. SEN. BYRON DORGAN North Dakota I’m in favor of taking action to reduce CO2 emissions and to protect our environment. But I don’t support the “cap-and-trade” plan now being debated in Congress. “Cap-and-trade” is an approach that would have the government set caps on carbon emissions from certain sources, and then establish a […]