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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Is the American

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at climate legislation this week. One of the most crucial sections in the bill covers off-shore oil drilling, an issue that was supposed to help solve the tricky math of […]Read More

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Climate Bill Bogs Down in Senate

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen should have cleared a path for the U.S. Congress move forward again on climate change legislation, but Senate Democrats already are saying the bill might not come in 2010. After fights over the stimulus and health care, legislators are less willing […]Read More

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Climate Bill Passes Out of Committee Despite Republican Stonewalling

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/climate_news-11-5.mp3[/podcast] Despite a three-day stalemate between Democrats and Republican on the Senate Energy and Public Works committee, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act passed out of committee on an 11-1 vote. Republicans refused to participate in the markup session of the bill, saying that the EPA needed to conduct a more thorough cost […]Read More

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Senate Climate Negotiations Falter on Republican Inability to Participate

As promised, Republican members of the Senate Energy and Public works committee failed to show up at the mark-up session for the Kerry-Boxer climate and energy bill convened by chairperson Senator Barbara Boxer, save for a brief appearance by Ohio Senator George Voinovich – who showed up for a brief time to deliver a prepared […]Read More

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Senate Climate Bill Produces Little But Partisan Heat: Republicans Vow

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California), chairperson of the Energy and Public Works Committee (EPW), plans to proceed with markup of the Kerry-Boxer Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act tomorrow, despite a threatened boycott of the proceedings from the committee’s Republican members, led by Senator James Inhofe, a tireless climate change denier. The move to go […]Read More

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Podcast: Senate Climate Bill Cuts-up Smaller Allocation Pie Than House

[podcast]http://www.globalwarmingisreal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/climate_news-10-29.mp3[/podcast] Major differences begin to emerge between the Senate and House versions of cap-and-trade legislation. Due to more stringent budget requirements – known as the “CBO haircut” –  in the Senate, the Kerry-Boxer bill is forced to dole out emissions allowances from a smaller pie. A difference that Boxer didn’t highlight when the 923-page draft […]Read More