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    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Louisiana

    If passed, the Lieberman-Warner carbon-cap bill being debated in the Senate would raise energy costs, kill jobs and lower family incomes. Add up all the economic pain, and passing Lieberman-Warner would be the same as inflicting a hurricane’s worth of damage on the U.S. economy every week till 2030. Here … More

    Morning Bell: Cap and Corrupt

    Last night Barack Obama told his supporters that he won the Democratic nomination for president ”because you decided that change must come to Washington.” If Obama’s plan to address global warming is anything like the Lieberman-Warner bill being debated by the Senate (and it is), then he will have completely failed. In … More

    All Pain, No Gain

    The proposed global warming bill, the America’s Climate Security Act (S. 3036), would cost trillions of dollars and impose significant job losses and energy price increases, according to an analysis by the Heritage Foundation. But is it worth it in terms of global warming damage prevented? Not even close. Even … More

    How the Unions Were Bought

    Even under very conservative assumptions, Lieberman-Warner will cost the US economy 500,000 jobs by 2030. Traditionally union heavy sectors like manufacturing and energy production are the hardest hit. So how did environmental activists get unions like the United Association of Journeymen of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry to support carbon … More

    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Michigan

    Michigan is the fourth state we’ve highlighted in our “Lieberman-Warner State of the Day” series, yet we have so far failed to mention that the job loss numbers assigned to each state are conservative estimates of the costs of carbon cap legislation. Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis forecast assumes that … More

    Morning Bell: Carbon Capping in Bizarro World

    Any honest economist will tell you the Lieberman-Warner carbon cap bill being debated in the Senate this week is a massive energy tax that every government agency that has studied the issue says will drive up the cost of energy — hurting American consumers who already are feeling the pain … More

    The Right Answer to Global Warming

    The Bush Administration may have struck out on their decision to list the polar bear as “threatened” pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. But they hit a home run with their promise to veto what ever carbon cap bill comes out of the Senate’s debate on the Lieberman-Warner legislation. Heritage … More

    What Would A "Maximum of Government Prescription" Look Like?

    Cheerleading for the Lieberman-Warner carbon cap plan being debated in the Senate as we type, the Washington Post editorializes: “The foundation of the legislation is a cap-and-trade system that would put a price on carbon by having a declining cap on greenhouse gas emissions permitted for each year between 2012 … More

    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Ohio

    A big reason why the otherwise very liberal Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has not endorsed Lieberman-Warner is because of the huge hit Ohio’s economy will take. The massive energy tax at the core of the bill will cost OH more than 21,000 jobs by 2025. Here is where the losses … More

    Morning Bell: A Teaching Moment

    Environmentalists and their allies in Congress are already conceding defeat on the Lieberman-Warner global warming legislation that will be debated this week in the Senate. The Washington Post reports that “even supporters of the complex, extensively negotiated 494-page bill say that there is little chance that it will win Senate … More