Tag: Clean Air Act

Look for assessments of how Virginia deals with EPA’s new carbon rule and the potential for growing cleaner and safer energy economy.

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For all of the fiscal and environmental logic that supports the case for a carbon tax in the U.S., the politics keep getting in the way. Besides the opposition from most elected conservatives, two developments looming in the future could change all this. One is the currently low interest rates on U.S. Treasury securities making…

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A federal appeals court has done for natural gas and renewable sources of electricity that no executive branch stimulus package could ever hope to do: raise the bar higher still to justify building another coal-fired power plant in the U.S. The same can be said in favor of hybrid and all-electric passenger cars. Now that…

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“Log on to LungUSA.org and tell Washington: ‘Don’t weaken the Clean Air Act’ ” is the closing appeal from this 30-second TV commercial running this week at least in the Washington, DC market.  It follows audio of an infant coughing and wheezing in a red stroller / carriage on the National Mall, in a Congressional…

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Fred Upton, the incoming Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, essentially declared war on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s just-announced plan for setting limits on harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants and oil refiners. “We will not allow the administration to regulate what they have been…

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