• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • global warming

    UN Admits Cap and Trade is Harmful: Congress Should Discuss Border Tax Adjustments

    A paper released today by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Trade Organization acknowledged that cap and trade legislation would be expected to have significantly harmful economic consequences, likely including a serious loss of international competitiveness. In response, governments considering such a policy would likely want to consider … More

    Cap and Trade Hits the Poor the Hardest

    The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), best known for its pioneering work in the civil rights movement, has joined an increasingly loud chorus calling out proposed “cap-and-trade” legislation as a regressive tax, and a steep one at that. Roy Innis, CORE National Chairman since 1968, writes: The civil rights challenge … More

    President Obama, You Forgot a Word in Your Cap and Trade Speech

    When pressing the House of Representatives on the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, President Obama remarked, Make no mistake: This is a jobs bill. Insert “killing” between “jobs” and “bill,” and you have yourself an accurate statement. Cap and trade is a jobs-killing bill. According to The Heritage Foundation analysis … More

    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: Construction

    Everyone knows someone who works in construction. It’s one of those unwritten facts of life. If policymakers in Washington have their way, you’ll soon be able to say you used to know someone who worked in construction. That’s because the current cap and trade plan, proposed in the U.S. House … More