Gregory E. Wannier Deputy Director On February 7, 2011, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bill on the floor of the U.S. Senate to impose a Congressional veto over any rule passed by any federal agency costing over $100 million (regardless of projected benefits). This bill, cosponsored by 24 other […]
By Julia Ciardullo Fellow With the 112th Congress now in session, Senators from both parties have already introduced legislation that would block EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases (GHGs). This post addresses two of the most notable examples: First, on January 31, 2011, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the “Defending […]
Despite passage of Waxman-Markey in the House on June 26, 2009, failure of Kerry-Lieberman in the Senate and likely Republican gains in the upcoming elections means climate legislation is on hold until 2013 at the earliest. In response, proponents of climate regulation have largely turned to the EPA, the courts and […]
Responding to widespread frustration with gridlock in the United States Senate, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced a Senate Resolution on September 30 that proposed a series of rule changes designed to reform, but not eliminate, the use of the filibuster in Senate proceedings.
by Hannah Chang With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to delay introduction of a climate bill to the Senate floor, the focus is now more than ever on EPA regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Senator Lisa Murkowski, undeterred by the failure of her proposed resolution of disapproval to overturn […]
by Hannah Chang A revised draft of the American Power Act (APA), a bill that was introduced by Senators Kerry and Lieberman in May 2010, surfaced earlier this week, on July 13. Although neither Senator Kerry nor Senator Lieberman have confirmed the validity of the circulating draft, it is thought […]
By Matt Wisnieff The Kerry-Lieberman (KL) bill addresses the issue of clean energy vehicles, efficient transportation infrastructure, and reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vehicle use in Parts I and II, §§ 1701-1711 (pp. 208-252) and §§ 4111-4141 (pp. 843-871) of the bill. I. Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Pilot […]
By: Jessica Wentz The Kerry-Lieberman (KL) bill addresses Clean Energy Technology and Jobs in Title IV, Subtitle B, Parts I, III, and IV, §§ 4101 – 4162, starting on page 829. In this Subtitle, the KL bill creates programs for promoting clean energy jobs, mitigating greenhouse emissions through contracts with […]