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  • Congress warming to climate regulation - tackle thorny topic of caps on greenhouse-gas emissions

    04/04/2006 3:18:34 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 04/04/2006 | Ian Hoffman
    In February last year, the chairman of the Senate energy committee sat down at Los Alamos National Laboratory for a private briefing on climate change. Was global warming real, Sen. Pete Domenici wanted to know. He turned for answers to a federal lab that he had gazed on admiringly since he was a boy. In a barrage of computer slides, Los Alamos scientists showed the 72-year-old Republican senator a planet tipping into uncertainty. Greenhouse gases were increasing in the atmosphere and the trapped solar radiation was boosting temperatures worldwide, with cascading impacts on natural and human welfare. Natural causes alone...
  • WSJ: Kyoto's 'Capitalists' -- Big business becomes a lobby for CO2 regulation.

    12/13/2004 5:14:48 AM PST · by OESY · 6 replies · 459+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2004 | Editorial
    ...The Kyoto idea is 10 years old now, and no better for its age. The U.S. wisely chose to forgo the pact, as the long- term costs add up to hundreds of billions a year across the world economy, not to mention untold lost economic opportunities. The energy industry has heretofore backed this U.S. decision, noting that even Kyoto's defenders have admitted the pact wouldn't slow climate change.... What's changed the industry's tune at the broadest level may be the Bush Administration's Clear Skies program, a smart pollution-reduction proposal that may pass Congress next year. That program, about to be...