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Message to EPA: Haste Makes Waste

carbon dioxide  co2  energy policy  environmental protection agency  epa  ghg  greenhouse gas  greenhouse gas emissions  methane  oil and natural gas  over regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 26, 2010

The staff at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a whip snapping at its heels. For more than a decade now, the agency has been developing and refining its methodology for a "top down" inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States based on macroeconomic information. With that, the agency's career professionals have been rushing for the past two years to establish a "bottoms up" process for inventorying GHGs, including carbon dioxide and methane, and have ordered large and small facilities all over the country to collect emissions data and file reports. 

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Continued Warnings about Harmful Climate Legislation

accf  climate bill  climate legislation  congress  domestic energy  energy policy  energy supplies  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2009

On Tuesday, yet another voice spoke out against the proposed climate legislation under consideration in Congress. This time it was Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), speaking before the Senate Finance Committee

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Kerry-Boxer Goes to the Floor

climate bill  climate legislation  domestic energy  energy policy  epa  Jack Gerard  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey  senate environment and public works committee 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 5, 2009

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today voted to send the Kerry-Boxer climate bill to the Senate floor without amendments. Only Democrats were in attendance for the vote, and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mt.) voted against the bill, saying he would withhold his support contingent on the adoption of some pro-agriculture amendments. 

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Willing to Pay $200 a Month for Climate Legislation?

climate bill  climate legislation  domestic energy  energy information administration  energy policy  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 4, 2009

A recent poll shows that the more Americans learn about climate legislation, the less they like it. Especially when they realize that it will take money out of their pockets. 

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Energy Tomorrow Radio: Episode 93 - Potential Impact of Climate Legislation on Refiners

climate change bill  climate legislation  energy policy  energytomorrow radio  kerry-boxer bill  refineries  waxman-markey bill 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 3, 2009

In this episode, I interview Alan Gelder of Wood Mackenzie, who recently conducted a study on the potential impact of climate change legislation on refiners. 

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Kerry-Boxer Hearings: Day 3

climate bill  climate legislation  congress  energy  kerry-boxer  waxman-markey  environment and public works committee 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 30, 2009

The ongoing debate over the Kerry-Boxer climate bill has tended to focus primarily on two issues: the bill's potential costs and its proposed environmental benefits. But there are at least two other critically important items that have not been addressed adequately by the bill's sponsors. Both were mentioned briefly at yesterday's hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. 

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Kerry-Boxer Hearings: Day 2

climate bill  climate legislation  congress  energy  environment and public works committee  kerry-boxer  refineries  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

One of America's largest refiners told a Senate panel yesterday that climate legislation could force his company to shutter some U.S. refineries. Bill Kleese, president and CEO of Valero Energy Corp. (not a member of API) made his comments during the second day of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Kerry-Boxer bill which proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in 2020. The Kerry-Boxer bill would likely reduce U.S. refining jobs because refiners would be forced to pay billions of dollars for carbon credits. 

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