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Posts Tagged ‘legislation’
TweetWith the unemployment rate hanging like an albatross at 10%, the nation is looking for some fresh ideas for job creation. Thus, on Friday, President Obama spoke about Green Job creation, fueled by a 2.3 billion dollar tax credit to American manufacturers. According to the President, “Through this initiative, we’re awarding $2.3 billion in tax [...]
TweetI hate to feel vindicated by the recent report from Edmunds.com stating that the Cash for Clunkers program failed to live up to its economic promise, but my arguments that C4C was a very expensive way to “cut carbon” bears out in the market place. Still, I’m disappointed to see the White House feebly defend [...]
TweetWell, it’s official – greenhouse gases are now under EPA regulation. There’s been talk for the last year or so, and battles over whether carbon falls under their jurisdiction. At the same time, many states (including my state North Carolina) have enacted legislation to perform the same function on a more local level. The feds [...]
TweetI’ve been writing UNC’s climate action plan over the past couple of weeks, leaving me unable to come up with relevant blog posts after work. That is, until people started hailing the “Cash for Clunkers” progam as a panacea for our earth, our economy, and our newly acquired car companies. From my perspective, the program [...]
TweetI find myself in a curious predicament: my job pretty much depends on global warming legislation, but I can’t bring myself to support the Waxman-Markey carbon cap and trade bill recently passed in the US House of Representatives. If you haven’t read about it, the idea goes something like this: The government sets a cap [...]