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Good News!? ‘The senator who once put a bullet through the cap-and-trade bill for a campaign ad’ — West VA Sen. Manchin to lead Senate Energy & Natural Resources Cmte The senator who once put a bullet through the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill for a campaign ad will become an even more important gatekeeper on climate change this year. West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin will take over the Energy and Natural Resources Committee as soon as next week as his party promises to push […]

VA, DC mulling a ‘cap-and-trade plan that could see drivers paying more at the pump’ New Gas Tax? Here’s Why VA, DC Could Pay More At The Pump: Report Virginia and Washington, DC are part of a plan that could lead to higher prices at the gas pump. Here’s how and when, according to a report. By Deb Belt, Patch Staff Nov 11, 2019 9:30 am ET | Updated Nov 11, 2019 […]

Trump administration sues California over cap and trade agreement with Quebec By Bradford Betz | Fox News The Trump administration on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against California, alleging that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining with the Canadian province of Quebec in a program to cut fossil fuel emissions. The complaint, filed in California federal court, names Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and others. It […]

GOP establishment figures Pete Wilson & George Shultz endorse California cap-and-trade plan

By Melanie Mason Two well-known names in the Republican Party establishment are weighing in to back Gov. Jerry Brown‘s cap-and-trade proposal. Former Gov. Pete Wilson and former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz issued letters Monday backing the proposal, which faces a decisive vote. In California’s climate negotiations, Assembly GOP seeks check on cap-and-trade spending>> Wilson, in […]

Flashback 1992: Gore on CO2 emissions: ‘No government mandated requirements would be necessary of any kind’ – ‘Purely voluntary measures’

Via: The HARRY READ ME File Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1992, then Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee Al Gore states that carbon taxes and ‘government mandated requirements’ are unnecessary to maintain CO2 at 1990 levels. Instead, ‘we could all but meet the goal with purely voluntary measures’. Then Sen. AL GORE: […]