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  • Hearing on Volkswagen Emissions Violations
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    Volkswagen Emissions Investigation

    Michael Horn, president and chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group of America, testified at a hearing investigating allegations of air quality standards cheating by the German…

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  • President Obama on Power Plant Emissions
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    President Obama on Power Plant Emissions

    President Obama announced a new rule limiting carbon emissions at power plants in order to combat global climate change. He was introduced by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator…

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  • Senator McConnell on Power Plant Emissions Plan
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    Senator McConnell on Power Plant Emissions Plan

    Senator McConnell (R-KY) said the Obama administration was releasing a new carbon emissions plan because it wanted energy rates to skyrocket. He urged governors to wait to implement the…

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  • Justice Department Briefing on Clean Air Act Settlement
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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Attorney General Eric Holder and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced a settlement in a case dealing with greenhouse gas emissions requirements under the…

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  • Hearing on Clean Water Act Regulations
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    Clean Water Act Regulations

    Robert Perciasepe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) oversight authority under the Clean Water Act. He answered questions from committee members on the scope of the…

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  • Senator Barrasso on Carbon Emissions Regulations
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    Senator Barrasso on Carbon Emissions Regulations

    Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke on the Senate floor about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon emission regulations announced that day. He criticized the plan, speaking…

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  • Senator Sessions on Carbon Emissions
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    Senator Sessions on Carbon Emissions

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spoke on the Senate floor about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) carbon emission reduction plan. He was critical of the plan, citing damaging effects on…

    396 views
  • Supreme Court Carbon Emissions Case
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    Supreme Court Carbon Emissions Case

    Reuters Supreme Court correspondent Lawrence Hurley spoke by phone about oral arguments in a case (born from six separate suits) that challenges existing carbon emissions regulations from…

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  • Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Rules
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    Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Rules

    Witnesses testified about a proposed emission rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The rule, known as the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) for utilities would set…

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  • Environmental Protection Agency Oversight
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    Environmental Protection Agency Oversight

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testified on her agency’s decision-making process and regulatory activity to comport with President Obama’s regulatory review…

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  • Climate Change Legislation Panel 4
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    Climate Change Legislation, Panel 4

    Witnesses in a fourth panel of experts testified on the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009. The proposed legislation would cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20…

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  • US Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emmissions
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    U.S. Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emmissions

    Alden Meyer talked about the decision made during the week by the Environmental Protection Agency to postpone regulating greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA announced a 120-day period of…

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  • Mercury Emmission Standards Part 2
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    Mercury Emmission Standards, Part 2

    The hearing focused on practical technology available to regulate mercury emissions from power plants.

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  • Mercury Emmission Standards Part 1
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    Mercury Emmission Standards, Part 1

    The hearing focused on practical technology available to regulate mercury emissions from power plants.

    95 views
  • Technology and Energy Alternatives
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    Technology and Energy Alternatives

    The topic of the closing plenary session was, “Breakthrough Energy Technologies.” Former CIA director James Woolsey and others talked about innovative technology and energy alternatives and…

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  • British Petroleum Settlement
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    British Petroleum Settlement

    The Justice Department announced a settlement with British Petroleum on charges related to an oil refinery explosion, violations of the Clean Air and Water Act, and allegations of price…

    113 views
  • Greenhouse Gas Regulation
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    Greenhouse Gas Regulation

    A hearing was held in the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA where the Court held that…

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  • Supreme Court Environmental Decision
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    Supreme Court Environmental Decision

    Experts discussed the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency. On April 2, 2007, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5 to 4…

    202 views
  • Regulation of Carbon Dioxide
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    Regulation of Carbon Dioxide

    Experts discussed the U.S. Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency in which oral arguments will be heard on November 29. Several states and environmental…

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  • Air Quality Legislation
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    Air Quality Legislation

    President Bush talked about his Clear Skies Initiative, designed to reduce pollution and create jobs. He argued that the present regulations provided a disincentive for companies to upgrade…

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