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    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Montana

    Smaller states like Montana are often the hardest ones hit by the Lieberman-Warner global warming legislation. With a population under 1 million, and a work force hovering around 500,000, Montana is expected to lose almost 2,000 jobs in 2025 if Lieberman-Warner becomes law.

    Warning: Hurricane J.J. Closing In!

    The typical hurricane does $5.13 billion worth of damage in America and strikes less than twice a year. But Hurricane J.J. is no ordinary hurricane. If passed, the climate change bill proposed by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.) would rip through the U.S. economy, leaving higher energy … More

    Lieberman-Warner Costs Only Rising

    This week the United Mine Workers of America wrote a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee detailing why they opposed the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade bill. From their letter: We met with Committee staff during the development of S. 2191, expressing our deep concerns about the Bill’s … More

    Morning Bell: Lieberman-Warner Is Lose-Lose

    Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council put out a report claiming “Doing Nothing on Global Warming Comes With Huge Price Tag.” Covering the report’s release, the Austin American-Statesman wrote: “If the United States doesn’t do something soon to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it could cost the country $3.8 … More

    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

    Morning Bell: Ed Markey's Illuminating Marker

    Editorializing in favor of the Lieberman-Warner cap-and-trade bill set to be debated in the Senate next week, the New York Times urges liberals to “make sure that the economics of this debate are framed in a positive way.” The newspaper need not worry: liberal activist groups and politicians have been … More

    Rube Goldberg Would Appreciate the Lieberman-Warner Bill

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put together a great chart on the regulatory apparatus that would be needed to implement the economy-killing Lieberman-Warner global warming legislation. Not only would this be a massive expansion of government, but it would also have a devastating impact on states.

    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

    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

    Morning Bell: Cap and Trade Already Killing U.S. Economy

    When the Senate returns from its Memorial Day recess on June 2, lawmakers will begin debating the Lieberman-Warner cap-and-trade global warming bill. Many environmental activists are worried the bill will not pass this time, and they are counting on a future legislative victory since all three remaining presidential candidates support … More