Tag: legislation

Economic Stimulus Through Healthy Forests

Written by | February 5th, 2009

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Some years ago, when I was involved in starting up The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Initiative, I visited the site of the Hayman Fire in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. In early June, 2002, this fire exploded across 138,000 acres of pine and fir in the mountains southwest of Denver.  It was virtually uncontrollable […]

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 […]

Climate Change Policy Gets Moving

Written by | January 16th, 2009

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I’d like to take a quick moment to interrupt my regularly scheduled tech blogging to post this quick dispatch from my Nature Conservancy colleague, Jenny Denney, who does climate and energy communications for the Conservancy. She reports here on the early machinations of climate change policy in the House Energy and Commerce Committee: If the […]

Climate Legislation: A Blueprint for Success

Written by | January 15th, 2009

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Earlier today the US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a highly unusual coalition of the CEOs of more than 30 major U.S. companies and national environmental organizations companies, released its Blueprint for Legislative Action calling for comprehensive carbon cap and trade legislation. USCAP’s plan would dramatically reduce the U.S. share of the carbon emissions that are […]

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