Tag: economy

Environmental Protection Is Not a Luxury

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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This morning I posted an entry to the National Journal Energy & Environment Expert blog. The topic was whether the United States can afford to spend money on environmental protection during a time of economic crisis. My answer is below: It is, of course, entirely understandable that in the midst of the worst economic crisis […]

Unprecedented Investment in Restoring Our Battered Environment

Written by | February 14th, 2009

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On Friday, Congress approved a $787 billion Economic Stimulus Bill that will now be signed into law by President Obama. While the analysts are busy debating the politics of the bill and its likely impact on America’s battered economy, there is one aspect of this legislation that, thankfully, seems quite certain — it will provide […]

Why Cap-and-Trade is Better Than a Carbon Tax

Written by | January 27th, 2009

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I was recently asked to become a contributor to the National Journal‘s Energy and Environment blog, joining contributors from the environmental community, government and business trade groups to debate the future of environment and energy legislation. Here is an adapted excerpt from my first post for the National Journal outlining why I believe a cap […]

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