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Archive: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

Cap-and-dividend free-for-all

Since Saturday's Post story on the new climate proposal brewing in the Senate, a new debate has emerged on whether a cap-and-dividend policy makes sense.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 27, 2010; 10:07 PM ET | Comments (3)

Peterson and Co. strike at EPA

A bipartisan group of House members--Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Armed Services Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and GOP Rep. JoAnn Emerson (R-Mo.)--introduced a resolution of disapproval Friday that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 26, 2010; 8:53 PM ET | Comments (1)

Climate speed race

If you're an aide to Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) or Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Vt.) and happen to work on climate issues, you can forget about having fun Saturday night. The three senators who have spent months trying to forge a consensus climate bill have told their staffs to produce a document this weekend detailing options for a final proposal. The three men hope to introduce a bill "within a matter of weeks," according to Kerry, that would give them a shot of getting 60 votes if the bill makes it to the floor this year.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 26, 2010; 6:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

California regulators back Lisa Jackson

With the Environmental Protection Agency under fire, a troika of California regulators are coming to the defense of EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 25, 2010; 5:16 PM ET | Comments (4)

Murkowski pushback

Protesters and administration officials alike are suggesting Sen. Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) might want to rethink her plans to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 25, 2010; 4:06 PM ET | Comments (2)

Reid demands climate bill ASAP

Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has instructed Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) to produce a revamped climate bill as soon as possible, according to Senate aides, a task Kerry intends to accomplish within two weeks.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 24, 2010; 7:37 PM ET | Comments (11)

Van Jones returns

Now that Van Jones has made his first extensive public comments since relinquishing his post as White House environmental adviser on Sept. 5, we wanted to give Post Carbon a flavor of what he's thinking about the prospects for climate legislation, the controversy surrounding his past actions, and what he plans to work on in the future as both a distinguished visiting fellow at Princeton University and the Center for American Progress. Here are excerpts from his Washington Post interview Tuesday:

By Juliet Eilperin | February 23, 2010; 10:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

EPA's climate overture doesn't impress Rockefeller

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson's climate timetable isn't enough to satisfy Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-WVa.), he declared Monday night.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 22, 2010; 8:40 PM ET | Comments (3)

Jackson gives timeline for climate regulation

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson laid out the timetable for regulating greenhouse gas emissions for the first time Monday, writing in a letter to lawmakers that she plans to start targeting large facilities like power plants next year but won't target small emitters before 2016.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 22, 2010; 5:41 PM ET | Comments (3)

Energy Secretary Chu posts defense of nuclear power

Energy Secretary Chu defends nuclear power on his Facebook page today.

By Steven Mufson | February 22, 2010; 3:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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