Tag: House Energy and Commerce

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 22

Written by | May 22nd, 2009

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You want the good news or the bad news first this morning? OK, I’ll put the good news in the first two links — ahead of how water scarcity is spurring domestic abuse, melting Arctic ice might release deadly influenza, and why problem bears are exploding in number across the western United States. (See photo […]

Deconstructing Climate Change Legislation

Written by | May 17th, 2009

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I’m Eric Haxthausen, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Policy program, and I’ll be blogging over the coming weeks and months about U.S. climate legislation.
 On Friday, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey, the chairmen of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced comprehensive legislation that would address global warming and energy security. […]

Dedication to Our Natural Systems

Written by | May 17th, 2009

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On May 15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the text of the American Clean Energy and Security Bill, which will go to markup by the committee next week.  With the determined leadership of Congressman John Dingell of Michigan and others, the bill includes dedicated funding to, in the language of the bill: Use […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, May 8

Written by | May 8th, 2009

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Disappearance is everywhere this morning — disappearing seaweed, carbon emissions credits, legitimate carbon offsets, and rhinos. All going poof in the daily roundup of the five best stories out there every morning. Beam me up, Scottie… Check out this disappearing seaweed at the bottom of Egypt’s Red Sea (see video above, courtesy of Meignorant.com). It’s […]

Forest Carbon: No News is Good News

Written by | April 27th, 2009

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Continuing our coverage of the Waxman-Markey bill hearings on Capitol Hill, Jeff Fiedler, the Conservancy’s senior policy advisor for climate and forests, has the following to say about the debate – or lack thereof – over the proposed legislation’s forest carbon provisions: Like many climate junkies, I’ve been following this week’s hearings on the American […]

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