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.
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.
Here's a modified version of cap-and-trade that could be much more attractive in this era of rampant expressions of populism, coming both from the right ("no new taxes") and the left ("bash the corporations").
Capping carbon won't be a tax on middle-class families. On the contrary, it will pay them dividends. In a time of economic uncertainty, what could be more reassuring and politically appealing than that?
Colorado U.S. Sens Mark Udall and Michael Bennet with 12 other Senate Democrats signed onto a letter urging Senate leaders
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The race to develop competitive clean-tech industries is critical to motivating enough development of clean technologies -- far more than any "legally-binding" global emissions treaty, as we've seen with the failure of the Kyoto Protocol.