Let’s face it, this Congress has not agreed on much when it comes to energy policy. The Chamber, like many other groups around town, has been searching for relatively simple, straightforward, cost-effective policies that might be able to generate enough support from both sides of the aisle to mak
It’s no secret that the Chamber hasn’t been thrilled with this Administration’s environmental agenda. However, we loudly applauded President Obama today for his decision to send EPA’s voluntary reconsideration of the 2008 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards back to EPA with instructions
Here at the Chamber, job creation is our number one priority. We even have a banner that reads “JOBS” hanging on the front of our headquarters.
We’re obviously concerned, then, when an EPA rule threatens to shut down nearly 20 percent of the nation’s cement manufacturing plants. And we’re glad
by Matt Letourneau and Ross Eisenberg
It is always notable when a senior Obama Administration official comes across Lafayette Park to speak at the Chamber—especially if that official is the President’s top environmental policy advisor. The presence of Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Counci
There’s enough noise rattling around in the energy and climate debate that it sometimes sounds like an off-pitch band marching past your office window (not that the Chamber knows anything about this). All of this become a distraction from the actual work being done in Washington to address energy
Going green often connotes an altruistic goal with implied sacrifice. But, in fact, going green is an opportunity. An opportunity to create new American industries and jobs, to strengthen our economy, and to enhance our global competitiveness. And that opportunity is not lost on business.
As Roll Call reported this morning, on Friday it was announced that from now on only natural gas will be used for heating U.S. Capitol buildings and water.
Stephen Ayers, the acting Architect of the Capitol, said in a letter to Democratic leaders that coal will only be burned going forward for back
One more to add to the Project No Project list, presenting the un-stimulus in action:
Baard Energy CEO John Baardson announced today that company directors have decided they will no longer pursue an application with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program for the Ohio River Cl
There's a saying in business (and perhaps in life): Never, ever leave money on the table. However, it appears as if environmental groups have done exactly that.
Environmental groups are widely declaring victory over the removal of a provision from the stimulus bill that authorizes $50 billion in
Note: This is an update to our earlier post on NEPA and the stimulus.
If your business has gone through the environmental permitting and review process for any of its projects or operations, you know it takes time…a lot of time. Permits can tack on years, or even decades, to the delivery time of
by Ross Eisenberg On September 23, 2008, at a hearing of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on the subject of regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer stated:
I want to make one last point in the time I have remaining. We hear a lot abou
Bill Kovacs was in front of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today giving testimony on the regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA). You can find his complete testimony here, below are some key points from the statement.
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