The carbon tax is not just political; it’s ineffective, too

By Benjamin Zycher In a recent editorial in support of a carbon tax, The Washington Post complains that “Americans are burning record amounts of gasoline,” arguing that “one of the most glaring … flaws” of the “Environmental Protection Agency fuel-efficiency mandates” is the reality that the regulations “cannot control how much people drive or what 

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Clinton walks fine line on carbon tax

By Timothy Carna Hillary Clinton’s campaign is leaving the door open to supporting a carbon tax, hinting that the Democratic nominee could eventually back the controversial idea. Statements from top campaign officials made during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could endear her to environmental activists who are pressing her to adopt more of the 

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Republican Platform Rejects Paris Climate Agreement

By Evan Lehmann, ClimateWire CLEVELAND—Christian Republicans promoted a transition to clean energy here last night, about an hour after GOP delegates approved a party platform that disavows aggressive action on climate change and downplays renewable energy. The contrast isn’t new, said Angel Garcia, the national outreach director for Young Conservatives for Energy Reform, a group 

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U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Space, Science & Technology: Full Committee Hearing – Ensuring Sound Science at EPA

Ensuring Sound Science at EPA Hearing Charter Opening Statement Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) Witness The Honorable Gina McCarthy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Documents Email on EPA involvement in IARC Glyphosate Report Email on IARC Glyphosate Report on Media Strategy This hearing is available on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Space, Science & Technology website at https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/full-committee-hearing-ensuring-sound-science-epa

GOP panel to question McCarthy on scientific basis for rules

By Amanda Reilly In what’s likely to be a contentious matchup, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week will face congressional critics over her agency’s use of science.The hearing Wednesday in the House Science, Space and Technology Committee could cover a broad range of topics, as GOP critics on the committee have expressed concerns about 

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Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate over the Magnitude of Human Impact on Earth’s Climate

by William Happer Testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, December 8, 2015 I would like to express my thanks to Senator Cruz, Senator Thune, Senator Nelson and other members of this committee for inviting me to express my views at this hearing on climate science. My name is William Happer. I recently 

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An Analysis of the Obama Administration’s Social Cost of Carbon

By Kevin D. Dayaratna, PhD Testimony before Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives, July 23, 2015 Chairman Bishop and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify about the social cost of carbon. My name is Kevin Dayaratna. I am the Senior Statistician and Research Programmer at The Heritage Foundation. The views I 

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U.S. Senate Hearing: Examining State Perspectives of the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide emissions rule for existing power plants

406 Dirksen EPW Hearing Room WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM in SD 406 entitled, “Examining State Perspectives of the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide emissions rule for existing power Plants.” The purpose of the hearing is 

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