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What's in a Name?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2009

It's always interesting to see how politicians use different words to describe the same thing. For example, some members of Congress call the Waxman-Markey bill that narrowly passed in the House an energy bill, while others call it a climate bill. In truth, it is a tax bill that, according to studies, threatens to sharply raise gasoline and diesel fuel costs as well as eliminate millions of jobs.

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What Was the House Thinking?

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2009

How did you get to work, to school, or to the grocery store today? If you're like most Americans, you took some form of transportation powered by gasoline or diesel fuel. In the United States, where personal mobility is critically important, fuels refined from oil are a necessity. They power cars, trucks, buses, airplanes, trains, and are integral to the American way of life. 

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It's About Jobs

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 24, 2009

At 7:26 a.m., Friday, August 21, in Lima, Ohio, the lead story on the local NBC newscast showed hundreds of people lining up in a parking lot for free food. They stood behind a panel truck from the West Ohio Food Bank as cardboard boxes were handed down to them. 

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Painful Outcome Predicted

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 21, 2009

Two more CRA International studies have been released, citing the likely economic impact of the Waxman-Markey bill. They show that the bill, if enacted, would reduce the number of jobs and lower purchasing power in both Ohio and New Mexico. 

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NC Jobs in Jeopardy

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 20, 2009

As Energy Citizens are preparing to rally in North Carolina, a new study shows that as many as 87,000 jobs could be wiped out in the state if the House-passed climate bill becomes law. The study also projects that the average North Carolina household would see its purchasing power fall by as much as $840 a year, and the state domestic product would fall by 1.6 percent. The impact on the state's economy could be devastating as tax revenues shrink, taking away much-needed funds for schools, police and fire departments, and hospitals. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P560#sthash.UHxuF8Q7.dpuf

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Don't Mess with Texas

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 17, 2009

As the Senate will soon debate its version of a climate change bill, last Friday, a CRA International analysis of the "American Clean Energy and Security Act"--which passed by a narrow 219-212 House vote in June--reveals the devastating impact the legislation would have on Texans. 

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Rally for Jobs and Affordable Energy!

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 14, 2009

A lot of reporters and bloggers have been jumping to conclusions about the rallies being organized in the next couple of weeks. Some have written that we're "taking a cue" from the health care opponents who've been attending town hall meetings across the country. Others are accusing us of Astroturfing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. 

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Another Forecast of Climate Bill Costs

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 13, 2009

Yesterday, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) released a study--Economic Impact of the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act--that again demonstrates the significant costs associated with this House-approved legislation. The Senate will soon take up similar legislation that could have a profound impact on Americans' everyday lives, especially if it resembles this version. 

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Climate Bill = Higher Diesel Prices

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 27, 2009

The House-passed climate bill is one of the most complicated and costly bills ever considered by Congress. At more than 1,400 pages, it's even longer than War and Peace. Yet, there's a portion of the U.S. economy that is being short-changed by the measure--transportation, one of the most vital sectors of the economy and the American way of life. Our transportation system of roads, trains, buses, cars, trucks and airplanes makes it possible to get to work, to school, to church, vacation, and perhaps most importantly, to attend the most important milestones in our family's lives--births, graduations, and weddings. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P595#sthash.ZXzOdyk4.dpuf

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