Environment

Cash for…Caulkers?

“Cash for Caulkers” sounds like a comical spin-off of the notorious “Cash for Clunkers” program.  But on May 6, 2010, the House of Representatives made sure this was no joke, voting 246-161 in favor of H.R. 5019, the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010.  The legislation authorizes a $5.7 billion program that will offer rebates to homeowners for renovations made using energy-efficient “green” materials, including better insulation and energy-saving windows and doors.

Pulling the Plug on Yucca Mountain – A New Mountain of Waste

The 27-year saga of the nation’s permanent underground nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada continues.  After taking office in January, 2009, President Obama made good on his rash campaign promise to shutter the site, located 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Amidst the Healthcare Hubbub, Cap-and-Trade Moves Ahead

While Congress and the American public remain fixated on the contentious healthcare debate, little attention has been paid to S. 1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, better known as the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill.  Democrats have used this distraction to their advantage, steadily pushing the onerous climate change legislation forward.

Pork Alert: Senate Interior and Environment

For Immediate Release
July 24, 2009
Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

 

Fahrenheit 451 Redux at the EPA

In legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451, the government suppressed independent thought and analysis for the good of the people.  It was better to keep the populace ignorant of differing opinions than to challenge the status quo in the society described in that book.

CCAGW To Rep. Frank Wolf: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009
Contact: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

CCAGW To Rep. Frank Wolf: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

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CAGW Names Rep. Bennie Thompson June 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.