Monthly Archives: May 2011

World GHG rise 5% in 2010 compared to 2008

May 31, 2011 World GHG Emissions Hit Record Level Greenhouse gas emissions reached their highest point ever last year, making it “extremely challenging” to prevent global temperature rising to dangerous levels, the International Energy Agency said this weekend. The IEA … Continue reading

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Hopefuls seek green in carbon offsets

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune: BY MIKE LEE SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011 AT 6 P.M. As California’s climate regulators scramble to launch the state’s landmark “cap-and-trade” program, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park is in the enviable position of being one the few … Continue reading

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S.F. judge puts state’s cap and trade plan on hold

Reprinted from the Sacramento Bee: S.F. judge puts state’s cap and trade plan on hold Share By Rick Daysog rdaysog@sacbee.com Published: Saturday, May. 21, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B California must put an immediate halt to work on its … Continue reading

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20-Point National Environmental Agenda (1-9-09)

January 9, 2009 20-Point National Environmental Agenda by John Reaves 1) CHARGE A “REVENUE NEUTRAL” CARBON TAX/FEE. * Charging a price for carbon emissions (i.e., a carbon tax) allows us to make an “honest” assessment of the social cost of carbon. … Continue reading

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State Law would Limit The Expansion of I-5

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune: TOM FUDGE May 18, 2011 SAN DIEGO — Residents of San Diego County’s north coastal areas feared Interstate 5 would balloon to 14 lanes under a freeway expansion plan put forward by local planners … Continue reading

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Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act fails in U.S. Senate

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced legislation, S.940, the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, to remove various tax benefits to the big oil companies worth $21 billion in savings over a decade. The measure failed to clear the Senate Energy and Natural Resources … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor (SD U-T) “End Ethanol Subsidy” (5-13-11)

End ethanol subsidy I applaud the Editorial Board for supporting a bill introduced by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Republican Sen. Tom Coburn to remove the ethanol tax credit subsidy (“Good bill, lousy odds,” Editorial, May 9). The senseless multibillion … Continue reading

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