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Thu, 2009-04-09 09:01Jeanne Roberts
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Obama’s Cap and Trade Costs vs. GOP’s Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

The quote (lies, damned lies and statistics) is from 1840’s British statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but the political scene remains unchanged 170 years later. The Republicans would have you believe that President Barack Obama’s proposed cap-and-trade emissions plan will cost the average American family $3,000 a year if implemented.

If, as they say, a lie oft repeated becomes the truth, Fox News, CNN, Politifact and Roll Call are clearly in the business of “retruthing” the administration’s cap-and-trade proposals by parroting the GOP’s lie. Shamelessly, in fact, since none of the above-mentioned media sources (or their reporters) even bothered to question the figures presented them like so much frosting on a truly toxic fossil-fuel cake.

Wed, 2009-01-28 00:18Jeremy Jacquot
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Conservatives Launch All-Out War on Obama's Green Policies

For all the florid talk of bipartisanship, Congress has precious little to show for its efforts. It has only been a little over a week since President Obama was inaugurated, and, despite promising to work hand in hand with the new administration and Democratic majorities, the GOP and its ideological allies are already back to their old obstructionist ways.

Case in point: the much ballyhooed $825 billion stimulus package – i.e. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009 – that the president has made a top priority.

Thu, 2008-01-10 09:11Chris Mooney
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Presidential Candidates Not Going Far Enough on Climate?

You may have noticed some tension here at DeSmogBlog lately over the Obama affair.

I don't write to criticize, but because what has happened seems indicative of a broader phenomenon when it comes to global warming and the campaign trail, I'd like to enlarge the issue and provide my own perspective, beyond what I've already done.


Thu, 2007-11-29 18:33Kevin Grandia
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A Guide to Carbon Capping Policy in the US

One of the most effective ways to cut through the climate change spin is to offer up simple and straightforward information that can be easily understood by those outside the environmental policy-wonk and scientific community.  

The best example I've seen in a while is a very useful guide (attached) on the ins-and-outs of US carbon capping policy developed by Peter Barnes at the Tomales Bay Institute in Minneapolis.  

While the report outlines carbon cap policy in an American context, the general and very-easy to read concepts could apply to just about anywhere in the world. 

This valuable guide is something that should be downloaded and e-mailed to everyone you know.

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