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Friend of FoE? Greenpeace speaks on Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act

February 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Greenpeace has sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer expressing their support for Friends of the Earth (FoE)  effort calling on the Senate to Fix or Ditch the Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Bill.   Senator Boxer jabbed back at FoE “They’re sort of the defeatist group out there. They’ve been defeatists from day one. And it’s unfortunate. […]

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Tags: climate change · Congress · Energy · environmental · financial policy · Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics

On being called out by Environmental Defense

February 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Environmental Defense sent out an e-mail to Senate staffs and Senators specifically calling out this blogger for attention, calling for advertising coordination between Senators and Environmental Defense in support of the Lieberman-Warner Coal Subsidy Act (CSA, mistakenly called the Climate Security Act). My statement: I am saddened that Environmental Defense seems far more interested in […]

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Tags: Congress · democrats · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · greenwashing · lieberman-warner · politics

Boxer reacts to FoE’s left hook

January 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

The situation is moving from sparring to some serious boxing when it comes to the Lieberman-Warner Climate (in)Security Act (CISA) .  Friends of the Earth (FoE) has launched an advertising campaign voicing reason re Lieberman-Warner, pointing out that the CiSA (the Coal-Subsidy Act) is not just inadequate, but also is far weaker than the energy and […]

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Tags: cap and trade · climate change · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · James Inhofe · lieberman-warner · politics

Boxing our way to disaster?

January 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Boxing our way to disaster?

Barbara Boxer is desperate for having Global Warming legislation under her belt.  Can there be a better explanation for her strong championing of the fatally-flawed Lieberman-Warner Climate (in) Security Act? (For a great discussion of CISA’s flaws, see this comment to a post by Environmental Defense at Grist defending CISA.)  A quick review: CISA would give 40% of pollution […]

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Tags: Global Warming · government energy policy · lieberman-warner · politics · pollution

Voicing Reason on the Lieberman-Warner CISA

January 30th, 2008 · 8 Comments

The battlelines are being drawn when it comes to what makes sensible legislation to respond to Global Warming.  Sadly, the lines are being drawn among the environmental community, with Global Warming Deniers, Skeptics, and Delayers watching the developing battle with amusement. In December, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee passed out for full […]

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