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2009-06-24 12:50:00

House Democrats working on quick legislation to combat global warming said on Tuesday a bill that would reduce industrial emissions of carbon dioxide was showing signs of progress, Reuters reported. President Barack Obama said at a midday White House press conference the "historic" climate change bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives would "transform the way we produce and use energy in America." The president said the legislation would spark a "transformation that will reduce...

2009-04-30 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global warming legislation that mandates a huge reduction in carbon dioxide emissions would hit Ohio's economy far harder than most other states', according to an analysis by The Heritage Foundation. The Waxman-Markey bill currently under consideration in Congress seeks to cut emissions from fossil fuels by 83 percent. To do so, it would create a cap-and-trade system that would raise energy prices dramatically. The nonpartisan Congressional...

2009-04-30 15:02:00

WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global warming legislation that mandates a huge reduction in carbon dioxide emissions would hit Indiana's economy harder than any other state, according to an analysis by The Heritage Foundation. The Waxman-Markey bill currently under consideration in Congress seeks to cut emissions from fossil fuels by 83 percent. To do so, it would create a cap-and-trade system that would raise energy prices dramatically. The nonpartisan Congressional...

2008-07-30 09:01:19

By Herman Wang, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- With the August recess scheduled to begin Sunday, Senate Republicans are seizing on an issue they believe will resonate with voters -- high gas prices -- and threatening not to allow adjournment unless Democrats allow votes on offshore oil drilling. Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked over legislation to address gas prices and, for the second time in as many days, Republicans prevented Democrats from bring...

2008-07-24 21:00:25

By Robert Hardaway The current debate over global warming has obscured a fact that should not be debatable -- namely that the planet is and has been environmentally degraded by the human footprint, particularly since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Every one-third of a second, or about the speed a machine gun fires its bullets, the planet makes room to accommodate one additional human being, who on average will spew 3.2 tons of carbon and 80,000 tons of carbon monoxide into...

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2008-05-27 15:35:00

Discussions over greenhouse gas emissions begin next week in the Senate, as legislators debate a bill that would reduce U.S. global warming emissions by 66 percent by the year 2050.  "I look upon this piece of legislation as a great big train in the station and we're trying to get it out," Sen. John Warner (R-VA), the bill's co-sponsor, told Reuters. Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, is the bill's other co-sponsor.The contentious bill has the support of...

2007-11-01 08:46:40

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of religious leaders urged Congress on Wednesday to ensure that the poor and most vulnerable are protected from the effects of climate change. The appeals comes as lawmakers in the coming months plan to consider legislation that would combat global warming. The representatives from groups such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, National Council of Churches and the Union for Reform Judaism said Congress should require a...

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2006-02-08 12:55:00

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON -- A group of 85 evangelical Christian leaders on Wednesday backed legislation opposed by the White House to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, kicking off a campaign to mobilize religious conservatives to combat global warming. The group which included prominent pastors, Christian college presidents, religious broadcasters and writers, also unveiled a full-page advertisement to run in Thursday's New York Times and a television advertisement they hope to screen across...