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Archive: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

Senators delay plans for climate measure after Graham balks

The senators working on a compromise climate proposal decide to postpone introducing the measure after their key Republican partner, Sen. Lindsey Graham, announced that he was unwilling to move ahead in light of Democrats' push for immigration reform.

By Multiplatform Editor | April 24, 2010; 6:23 PM ET | Comments (3)

Sen. Graham walks away from climate and energy bill

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham abandons his effort to push a climate and energy bill, saying he would continue only if Democratic leaders promise to relinquish plans to bring up immigration legislation first.

By Multiplatform Editor | April 24, 2010; 2:07 PM ET | Comments (85)

Forest funding in climate bill at risk

As Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) put the final touches on their climate discussion draft, one of the questions many conservationists are asking is how generous it will be when it comes to protecting tropical forests overseas.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 23, 2010; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

EEI, three oil companies to back climate bill; top 10 highlights of Kerry proposal

The nation's largest electric utilities association and three of the country's biggest oil companies will endorse the climate proposal Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) will introduce Monday, Kerry told supporters in a private phone call Thursday evening.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (24)

Greens to bless climate bill first, attack later

When it comes to the draft climate bill that Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) plan to unveil Monday, mainstream environmental groups are planning to praise first and criticize later.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 22, 2010; 4:46 PM ET | Comments (10)

Carbon War Room arrives

The Carbon War Room has come to Washington.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 22, 2010; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (9)

Voinovich seeks to preempt state, EPA on climate

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio), a key player in the climate debate, has drafted language that would block both the states and the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases as part of a climate bill.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 21, 2010; 2:21 PM ET | Comments (6)

S&P 100 companies keep rising

There's a growing gap between the greenhouse gas emissions the nation's top 100 companies are producing and what President Obama has outlined as his climate goal for the next decade, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the Carbon Disclosure Project.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 21, 2010; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Biden ramps up retrofitting

Vice President Joe Biden will award $452 million in "Retrofit Ramp-up" grants to 25 communities across the country to kick off five days of events surrounding the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, according to a White House official who asked not to be identified. In addition to the retrofit awards, every federal agency will commemorate Earth Day with an event or new policy announcement.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 21, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Drilling creates climate heartburn

When it comes to climate legislation, every potential fix creates another problem. Like offshore drilling.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 20, 2010; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

Small economies make Major Economies Forum list

The Major Economies Forum--the occasional meeting that tries to hash out international climate policy in an informal setting--allowed some small economies in during the session the U.S. hosted Sunday night and Monday.

By Juliet Eilperin | April 19, 2010; 6:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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