Latest Politics of global warming Stories

2010-12-31 06:20:00

President Barack Obama and his administration will enter 2011 pushing for new regulations and diplomacy to fight climate change, but will have to deal with stiff challenges from opponents, according to AFP reports. The year ends with moderate progress toward a global deal on climate change during the UN-led summit in Cancun, Mexico, where top carbon emitters such as the United States and China finally agreed to move forward. But US supporters of the deal had their hopes crushed, when a...

2009-05-19 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today regarding President Obama's announcement of a National Fuel Efficiency Policy, which will include the first nationwide standards for vehicle fuel mileage and emissions: "President Obama and Congress are working together in a comprehensive way to create new jobs by spurring a clean energy economy and exporting American innovation to the rest of the world. "Today's announcement builds...

2009-03-27 11:28:00

Blue Green Alliance Releases Principles for Cap-and-Trade Legislation Necessary to Put Americans Back to Work MINNEAPOLIS, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four labor unions and two environmental organizations today announced their support for comprehensive cap-and-trade climate change legislation in 2009. The Blue Green Alliance and its partner organizations said this legislation is an effective way to rapidly put millions of Americans back to work building a clean energy economy and to...

2009-03-24 13:19:52

An U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finding on the dangers of global warming could force a change in national policy, environmental groups said. The conclusion that greenhouse gas emissions are dangerous was sent to the White House on Friday, The Washington Post reported. The newspaper said the finding could have major implications for the U.S. economy and environment. This is historic news, Frank O'Donnell of the public watchdog group Clean Air Watch told the Post. It will set the stage...

2008-12-11 15:53:00

Historic Vote Occurs as World Leaders Negotiate International Climate Deal SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California regulators today unanimously approved a plan to implement a law requiring the state to dramatically cut its global warming pollution, setting a precedent for national and international action, according to a law cosponsor. The law cosponsor, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), praised the California Air Resources Board for its historic vote to approve its...

2008-08-22 13:09:31

Many Californians say they aren't willing to take part in the states efforts to fight global warming if it means a drastic increase in energy costs, according to a new survey. Sponsored by the AB32, Implementation Group, the survey found that 63 percent of 1,000 registered voters in California said they supported the goal of cutting greenhouse gases, but that support fell to 47 percent when the question included the likelihood of higher energy costs. "This is an example of when you add the...

2008-07-22 15:00:00

The news that the Bush administration will do nothing to regulate greenhouse gas emissions probably comes as no surprise to New Jerseyans, from Governor Corzine on down, who are working to reduce the effects of global warming. But the way the White House has conducted itself is surprising, even appalling. It has defied the Supreme Court, Environmental Protection Agency scientists and states, including New Jersey, trying to protect the health of their citizens. Last year, in a ruling sought...

2008-07-11 12:00:31

WASHINGTON, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Moulton, Director of Climate Policy at The Wilderness Society, released the following statement today in response to the decision of the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to delay regulation of greenhouse gas pollution in the United States: "Today EPA is expected to make it official: our nation's protector of the environment has decided to take a summer vacation from global warming regulation, and instead has...

2008-07-07 15:00:16

By JOSEPH COLEMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUSUTSU, Japan The world's top industrialized nations begin their annual summit today. Global warming, a slowing world economy and continued efforts to alleviate world hunger and poverty will be on the agenda. Leaders from the Group of Eight the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Canada, Italy and Russia started gathering in the northern Japanese resort village of Toyako on Sunday for three days of meetings among themselves and...

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