Environment

CCAGW To Rep. Leonard Lance: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

Waxman and Markey Attempt to Go Green, But Put Taxpayers in the Red

On May 21, 2009, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA), which was co-sponsored by Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Energy and the Environment Subcommittee Chairman Ed Markey (D-Mass.).  Among other environmental regulations, the legislation calls for the implementation of a burdensome cap-and-trade system.  This byzantine system proposes that the government grant tradable allowances for each ton of pollution emitted into the atmosphere to such entities as electric utilities, oil companies, and large industrial sources.  The program decreases the number of available allowances issued each year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on 2005 levels by 3 percent in 2012, 17 percent in 2020, 42 percent in 2030, and 83 percent in 2050.

Gasp!

In April 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Massachusetts v. EPA.  The lawsuit’s intent was to force the EPA to regulate CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) as pollutants because of their supposed contribution to global warming.  The basis of the suit was EPA’s contention in 2003 that it lacked the authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2).

Pork Alert: Transportation/Housing and Urban Development

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2008
Contacts:    Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

Pork Alert: Interior and Environment

For Immediate Release
June 30, 2008
Contacts:    Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

 

CCAGW QUESTIONS BILL TO RENAME RIO GRANDE CANAL

For Immediate Release Contacts:      Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
June 24, 2008 Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

 

Corn Ethanol is Not a Panacea

All is not rosy with corn ethanol and other biofuels, according to a February 7 Scientific American online article.  The article reported on the release of two new research studies that show that converting corn to ethanol is leading to increased clearing of the Amazon rainforest and higher costs of food.  Plus, for those who argue that global warming is man-made, the researchers highlighted in the Scientific American article report that corn ethanol production may be making the situation worse.

Pages

Sign Up for Email Updates!Click Here!

CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.