Tag Archives: Politics

The Wall Street Journal and Dick Cheney Are Lying to You About Domestic Oil Production

Strong language perhaps, but this is no time to mince words.  When Dick Cheney claims that the only impediment to increased domestic oil and natural gas production is the refusal of Congress to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he isn’t telling you the truth. When Wall Street Journal writer Daniel Henninger publishes an article using phrases like “environmental moralisms” for a reality he fails to comprehend, instead invoking …

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Senate Minority Blocks Renewable Energy Tax Incentives (H.R. 6040) and Bows to Big Oil (S.3044)

In a rare showing of bipartisan support, The Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 (H.R. 6049) overwhelmingly passed the House on May 21st with a vote of 263–160. As we reported on May 19th, the bill would have extended tax credits for wind, solar, and other renewable and alternative energy development projects. All that was needed to help insure a path for commercial scale …

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Climate Security Act Cloture Motion: How Did Your Senator Vote?

The cloture motion voted on yesterday in the Senate would have moved the Climate Security Act forward, thwarting the Republican filibuster and allowing for more substantial debate on the proposed cap and trade legislation. As we reported yesterday the motion was rejected. Find out how your senator voted on the cloture motion on amendments of the Lieberman–Warner Climate Security Act. (a yea vote means continuing debate on …

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Climate Security Act Debate Lasts One Week (barely) on the Senate Floor

We did say with a thud earlier this week didn’t we? And thud it did. Unable muster the required 60 votes to stop a filibuster, the Senate debate over the Lieberman-Warner Climate Change Security Act is over even as it barely had a chance to begin. Hopes of a substantive debate over climate change and laying the groundwork for the next president (it was never expected that …

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The Climate Change Security Act is Debated in Congress – For Your Viewing Pleasure

The video here is of the full 35–minute press conference Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, at the start of the floor debate over the Lieberman-Warner Climate Change Security Act. Thanks to EnergyEnvironment.TV, you can keep up with the debate as it it winds its way through the Senate. Check out what your Senator is saying as they debate climate change …

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Climate Security Act Hits the Senate Floor – With a Thud?

In a procedural vote of 74 to 14 the Senate began the process on Monday of bringing the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act to a full floor debate. It seems a foregone conclusion that the bill will not pass this year, but in the spirit of the deliberative process, it will at least make everyone take a stand on the issue. One of the principal objections …

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Government Releases Climate Change Report – Four Years Late and Under Threat of Court Order – Confirming Risks of Continued Inaction

The Global Change Research Act was established in 1990 requiring the government to do an assessment on global climate change every four years. The last report was issued in 2000 during the Clinton administration.  Realizing the Bush administration had no intention of complying with the law, several environmental groups filed a lawsuit forcing the administration to release an assessment by the end of May – four …

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