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Is Anyone Listening?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 23, 2009

More voices are speaking out against the climate legislation being considered on Capitol Hill. Here's a sampling of some of the statements and studies that have been in the news during the past couple of days.

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Poll: Fewer Americans Support Climate Legislation

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 22, 2009

House and Senate leaders are continuing to push for climate legislation despite the fact that far fewer people believe that global warming is a serious problem, according to a new survey released today by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. The survey, conducted among 1,500 adults from Sept. 30-Oct. 4, shows that 35 percent of respondents believe global warming is very serious as compared with 44 percent in April 2008. 

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A Solomon-like Decision

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 19, 2009

As we've explained in this blog, there's no doubt that the Waxman-Markey climate bill would be very expensive for American consumers. According to studies, it could increase fuel costs, 

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The Uncertainty of Waxman-Markey

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 14, 2009

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee held a hearing this morning to examine the Waxman-Markey climate bill's potential costs and benefits. But when the senators asked direct questions about the bill's impact, the government witnesses often had difficulty answering. As one witness said, "There's a significant degree of uncertainty." 

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Climate Legislation Update

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 9, 2009

Although it appears that the Senate climate bill won't come to the floor for a few weeks, work continues on climate legislation in Washington. According to an AP news report, the White House has stepped up its lobbying efforts to push for a bill, and administration officials have met with more than half of the senators as well as mayors and governors to drum up support. The report also quotes Carol Browner, the president's assistant for energy and climate change, as saying the goal "is to get the bill moving and keep it moving." 

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An Unacceptable Situation

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 2, 2009

Thank you to my friend and fellow blogger James for allowing us to feature his commentary here. This was originally posted at his own blog, Observations

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