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    Not Everyone Won the Cap and Trade Lobbying Battle

    The cap and trade bill introduced by Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) and passed in the is 1,427 pages and includes much more than a cap and trade system to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve been detailing these economically harmful provisions in our cap … More

    Boxer-Kerry Unveil Their Energy Tax Bill: Incomplete But Still Very Harmful

    Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Senate companion to the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation today and while many pieces are missing, the framework in place spells bad news for every American energy consumer, especially low income ones. Like Waxman-Markey, the focus is a cap and trade … More

    In the Wake of Cap and Trade, We Can Learn Something from Wyoming

    President Obama’s speech to the UN on climate change last Tuesday points to an interesting and fairly recent shift in the left’s environmentalist philosophy: the definition of “pollution” has changed. Even ten years ago, concerns for pollution centered around problems of smog, litter, and toxins in the air and water. … More

    Green Tea Party: Sat., 1-4 p.m.

    For those of you in or near the Washington area,  Truth About Green will host the first-ever Green Tea Party tomorrow, Sept. 26,  from 1 to 4 p.m. in Lafayette Park in D.C.   The national event will feature guest speakers discussing the cap and trade legislation before Congress as well … More

    Today’s Calamity: Cap and Trade Destroys Jobs and Destroys Wealth

    When it comes to cap and trade, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu says it’s an economic stimulus. President Obama says it’s a jobs bill. Is it either? Reporters asked Chu if he though the green movement would generate the townhall pushback the health care debate and he responded, “I don’t … More

    Since Americans are Teenagers, They Won’t Understand Greenhouse Gases

    The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act. The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.” In case you haven’t heard, that was Secretary of Energy Steven Chu discussing your ability to curb greenhouse gas … More

    Today’s Calamity: Do We Want a Carbon Footprint Label on Everything We Buy?

    If cap and trade passes, businesses could soon face “The Scarlet Letter” treatment. Businesses may have to include a carbon label on their products that tells consumers how much carbon dioxide used in the production process. Cap and trade would raise production costs for businesses—forcing them to include a carbon … More

    Treasury Admits Cap and Trade is a Massive Tax

    Thanks to the relentless work of Christopher Horner at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, U.S. Department of Treasury admitted cap and trade would be a tax that could generate revenue between $100 billion to $200 billion a year. Horner obtained the information from the Treasury by using the Freedom of Information … More

    Today’s Calamity: First Cash for Clunkers, Now Cash for Homes?

    Despite being extremely wasteful and creating questionable environmental benefits, the government labeled the cash for clunkers auto program a successful program that exceeded expectations. It worked so well – why not subsidize (again) the housing industry while we’re at it? Detailed in Section 203 of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade … More

    Today’s Calamity: Micromanaging Tree Planting

    Not many people enjoy a micromanager – having their boss hover over them monitoring their every move. Well, if Congress passes a cap and trade bill, they will be micromanaging our economy and controlling our decisions. Just one example of many: tree planting. Section 205 of the Waxman-Markey cap and … More