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    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Transportation

    The auto industry has long been a target of environmental activists. The push to put American consumers in smaller cars has been made quite clear. First, the Obama Administration enacted higher fuel efficiency standards – standards laden with unintended consequences. Now Congress is considering a cap and trade proposal that, … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Chemical Plants and Chemicals

    When it comes to cap and trade, Texas Congressman Gene Green asserted, I’d like to vote for a bill, but I’m not going to vote for one unless I think it’s going to be good for the area I represent.” He went on to say his district had “more chemical … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Wood Products

    One of the advantages of The Heritage Foundation’s economic analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill is we can determine out who loses most of all the losers. We’ve detailed the negative impacts cap and trade would have on farmers, manufacturers and construction workers. This time, it’s the wood product … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Machinery

    It’s no secret operating machinery uses a lot of energy. What policymakers are trying to keep a secret is how cap and trade will affect the machinery industry, along with other energy intensive industries (farming, construction, manufacturing). Cap and trade is an energy tax in disguise. Knowing that the public … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Paper, Plastics and Rubber

    We continue to highlight particular industries hit hard by the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill. The next three, although technically classified as two categories, are also energy-intensive subsets of the manufacturing sector. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies the plastics and rubbers products industries as a manufacturing “subsector … More

    Waxman Markey Cap and Trade's Biggest Losers: Electrical Equipment & Appliances

    Household appliances use a lot of energy, which is why for the past several years policymakers have tried to mandate energy efficient standards on washing machines, refrigerators and other products. Energy efficiency can be beneficial for consumers, but rarely when the government tries to force it on the public. Energy-efficient … More

    Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade’s Biggest Losers: Manufacturing

    We’re in one of the worst economic downturns our nation has ever faced, and policymakers have rightly expressed their concerns about losing more jobs. Fearing that we’re losing too many jobs overseas through trade pacts, 106 Members of Congress are seeking to revamp U.S. trade policy: Many Democrats on Capitol Hill, however, … More

    New Heritage Video: Cap & Tax Won't Save the Earth

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPPVDOpFCIA&fmt=18[/youtube] For all the latest research and commentary from Heritage visit the Cap and Trade Rapid Response page

    Last Day to Help Stop the EPA From Hijacking the Economy

    Sign your name at stopepa.com and join the 20,000 other people who have voiced their opposition to the EPA’s April 17th endangerment finding, which grants them regulatory powers to one day regulate anything that emits carbon dioxide. Hurry. The petition ends midnight on Tuesday, June 23rd.

    CBO Grossly Underestimates Costs of Cap and Trade

    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming we could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020, which “includes the cost … More