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Climate Change Bills Proliferate in Congress

Climate Change Bills Proliferate in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, May 30, 2008 (ENS) – Congress will consider climate change legislation in a variety of forms next week when legislators return to Washington. Both House and Senate have bills to work with and changes to measures previously introduced. A measure that would reduce greenhouse gases according to scientific targets and reinvest any revenue…

Gas Price Forecast Grim: $4 a Gallon This Summer

Gas Price Forecast Grim: $4 a Gallon This Summer

WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2008 (ENS) – Gasoline prices could top $4 a gallon this summer, with prices expected to average $3.54 over the summer months, and a peak, monthly average of more than $3.60 in June, predicts a new report by the federal Energy Information Administration, EIA, issued Tuesday. The EIA numbers for diesel…

Nationalwide Ban on New Power Plants Without CO2 Controls Proposed

Nationalwide Ban on New Power Plants Without CO2 Controls Proposed

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – Two powerful House Democrats Tuesday introduced legislation that would require new coal-fired electric generating plants to use state-of-the-art control technology to capture and sequester emissions of carbon dioxide, CO2, the primary greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Congressman Henry Waxman of California, who chairs the House Government Oversight…