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Submitted by Hamilton on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 10:51am
President Barack Obama today ordered the EPA to reconsider California's petition to set strict automobile emission and fuel efficiency standards. Under Section 209 the Clean Air Act, California has special authority to enact stricter air-pollution standards for motor vehicles than the federal government's standards. However, California must file a petition with the EPA and meet certain criteria.
Submitted by Hamilton on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 10:12am
A new study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that the economy and jobs top all other policy issues. Even more noteworthy was the study's finding that global warming ranked last.
Submitted by Hamilton on Mon, 01/19/2009 - 11:27am
Further illustrating that climate change regulation will likely come in some form at the federal level, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a majority staff report this month outlining ways for the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The report states that, as a result of the U.S.
Submitted by Hamilton on Fri, 01/16/2009 - 11:40am
The Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord (Accord) held meetings this week in Indianapolis to continue its quest toward adopting a Midwest cap-and-trade policy, along with other climate change regulations. In November 2007, nine Midwestern governors and two Canadian premiers signed on to either participate or observe in the Accord. The states that have officially signed on as members include: Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Kansas.
Submitted by Hamilton on Wed, 01/14/2009 - 5:38pm
President-elect Barack Obama's nominee to head the Energy Department, Steven Chu, has previously said that coal is his "worst nightmare" and that the U.S. needs to find ways to "boost the cost of gasoline to the levels in Europe." However, during his confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate yesterday, Dr.