This will be the first time the industry emits fewer than 2 billion metric tons since 1995.
In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.
Rather than banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, America should tax domestic carbon emissions. Then we could enact carbon tariff on imports, and thereby level the playing field for our manufacturers.
For forty years, we have fought against the polluters to create a safer, healthier planet. For the next forty days, we must continue the fight.
With a complete makeover for the U.S. energy grid projected to cost $165 billion, it is imperative that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocations are made judiciously.
BP's spill safety response plans include references to protecting walruses, which have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years. The American people deserve oil safety plans that are ironclad and not boilerplate.
Because President Obama will be focusing on jobs and the economy between now and November, climate and energy legislation will only gain traction as part of an economic initiative to create jobs.
This is not the 17th century, when "beliefs" trumped science, forcing Galileo to recant his understanding of the solar system. The president should unequivocally support the climate science community.
The Recovery Act reoriented America to the future and refocused our efforts on our strengths. Our strength has always been our ability to innovate. Our weakness is our addiction to oil.
Hari has reported on climate change issues for years, and at first, he "imagined that American green groups were on these