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Who benefits from overblown climate change forecasts?

Environment
by Kent Covington
Posted 7/08/14, 12:54 pm

The 9th International Conference on Climate Change kicked off Monday in Las Vegas, featuring some of the most best-known skeptics of human-caused global warming. Among the speakers at the 3-day conference is Lord Christopher Monckton. He was once a policy advisor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Now he is the chief policy adviser at the Science and Public Policy Institute in Virginia. He spoke with me on the telephone from the conference. 

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Supreme Court upholds EPA oversight of most carbon emissions

Environment
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/24/14, 02:10 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will retain powerful but limited authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from sources like power plants and oil refineries, under to a ruling issued Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices left largely intact the Obama administration’s only existing program to limit power plant and factory carbon emissions, but blocked the agency’s attempt to expand its regulatory power under the Clean Air Act without explicit approval from Congress.

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Obama caps power plant emissions with new EPA rules

Environment
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/02/14, 01:44 pm

The Obama administration announced a 645-page environmental plan today that would set the first national limits on carbon dioxide. Under rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and scheduled to be finalized next year, power plants will have to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030. All 50 states will be responsible for tackling their own emissions under customized plans that will have to be approved by the EPA.

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