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    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Pennsylvania

    Continuing our blanket coverage of the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade debate set for the Senate next week, we will be posting some of the state-by-state results from Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis forecast on the economic impacts. First up: Pennsylvania, which is set to lose 22,021 jobs in 2025 even … More

    Adaptation vs. Alarmism

    The headlines define alarmism: “Global warming to wreak havoc on U.S. crops and forests, report says.” The AP reports: “Climate change is increasing the risk of U.S. crop failures, depleting the nation’s water resources and contributing to outbreaks of invasive species and insects, the Department of Agriculture said in a … More

    A Debate We're Not Allowed to Have

    Environmentalists are being fundamentally dishonest when they sell there carbon reduction plans as “market friendly” cap and trade solutions, and not the massive energy taxes that they really are. But at least the eviros are participating in the democratic process when they try and legislate. The same can not be … More

    We'll Take This Debate Any Day

    Editorializing on the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade bill set to be debated in the Senate next week, the Wall Street Journal writes: “For a bill as grandly ambitious as Warner-Lieberman, very few staff, much less Senators, even know what’s in it. The press corps mainly cheerleads this political fad, without … More

    The Fraud at the Core of Cap and Trade

    Yesterday, The Guardian’s environment editor John Vidal reported on two new studies that show the UN’s clean development mechanism (CDM – an international system established by the Kyoto process that allows rich countries to meet emissions targets by funding clean energy projects in developing nations) is “being routinely abused by … More

    Morning Bell: Yes, Politico, There Is a 'Pelosi Premium'

    Considering their recent fumbles, no one can rightly accuse House Republicans of being marketing geniuses. But the campaign they launched last month, the “Pelosi Premium,” highlighting how Democrat energy policy drives up the cost of gasoline, is dead on. Covering congressional energy policy, the Politico today dismissively writes of the … More

    'Allow These Technologies to Compete'

    Heritage Foundation Research Fellow Jack Spencer sat down with National Resource Defense Council’s Thomas Cochran to talk energy policy on Bloggingheads.tv last week. In this clip, Spencer explains what role the government ought to play in the energy sector: Check out some of Spencer’s other papers on nuclear policy: Dispelling … More

    What's in Lieberman-Warner Bill?

    As we outlined earlier today, a cap-and-trade policy would pose a grave threat to the U.S. economy. Yet that won’t stop Congress from charging ahead during the first week of June on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008. The Heritage Foundation has secured a copy of a complete substitute … More

    Bow Down Before the New Polar Bear Gods

    Commenting on the Interior Department’s decision to list the polar bear as threatened pursuant to the Endangered Species Act George Will writes: No one can anticipate or control the implications that judges might discover in the polar bear designation. Give litigious environmentalists a compliant judge, and the Endangered Species Act … More

    This Week in Washington: The Costly Lieberman-Warner Bill

    Here’s a preview of what’s happening this week in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5soRqhJLnQ[/youtube] The Lieberman-Warner climate change bill may cost the sponsoring senator’s states dearly — Connecticut’s economy will lose $6.8 billion and Virginia’s economy will lose $12.2 billion in 2030. Presidential candidates’ home-state economies will also suffer — John McCain’s Arizona … More