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  • House Passes Bill to Keep U.S. in Paris Climate Treaty

    May 3, 2019
    The House of Representatives on May 2 passed a bill that would prevent President Donald Trump from withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate treaty. Eighteen non-profit groups, led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, sent a letter on Tuesday to House members urging them to vote no on the bill.
  • New York City Enacts Its Own Green New Deal

    April 26, 2019
    New York City’s council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a set of six bills, by a 45 to 2 vote on 18th April. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the package into law on 22nd April and declared that it, plus further administrative actions he was taking, were the city’s version of the Green New Deal. It is claimed that it is the most ambitious action taken by any city in the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • White House Moves to Strengthen Information Quality Act

    April 26, 2019
    The White House Office of Management and Budget on April 24th sent a memo to heads of departments and agencies updating guidelines for implementing the Information Quality Act of 1999. My first impression is that the updates look like they improve in several respects the way the IQA should be used.
  • Proposed Climate Science Review Continues to Attract Support and Opposition

    April 12, 2019
    The proposal by Dr. William Happer of the White House’s National Security Council staff to create an independent panel of experts to do a critical review of official climate science reports continues to attract supporters and opponents.  The CO2 Coalition on April 8th sent a letter to President Trump supporting the independent review.
  • Senate Votes Down Green New Deal, Alternatives Proliferate 

    March 29, 2019
    The Senate voted on March 26th on a variant of the Green New Deal resolution. No Senators voted yes, 57 voted no, and 43 voted present.  The sponsor of the Green New Deal, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) as well as all eleven co-sponsors voted present.   
  • Senate Democratic Sponsors of Green New Deal Heroically Plan to Vote 'Present'

    March 22, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has scheduled a floor vote on the Green New Deal resolution for the week of March 24th. Democrats were caught off guard when Senator McConnell said in February that he wanted to have a vote on the resolution and have been trying to figure out what to do ever since. It appears that they have now settled on a strategy: they or nearly all of them will vote “present.”
  • McCarthy Picks Republicans for Select Committee on Climate Crisis

    March 1, 2019
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on February 28th announced the names of the Republicans he has chosen to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. The ranking Republican will be Representative Garret Graves of Louisiana, who, according to Politico, “acknowledges the reality of climate change and has confronted sea level rise affecting his own state.”
  • White House to Create President’s Commission on National Climate Security

    February 23, 2019
    The Washington Post obtained leaked Trump administration documents this week that reveal that the White House is preparing an executive order to create a President’s Commission on National Climate Security. The commission will be charged with reviewing several official reports that claim that climate change presents multiple national security challenges. 
  • Sen. McConnell Calls for Senate Vote on Green New Deal, Markey Calls 'Sabotage'

    February 16, 2019
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on February 12th that he planned to schedule a vote on the Green New Deal Resolution in the near future using Rule 14 to bring it to the floor under expedited procedures. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), the chief sponsor of Senate Resolution 59, quickly whined on Twitter: “Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building."
  • House Republican Committee Leaders Begin Caving on Climate Science and Policies

    February 15, 2019
    Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Frank Lucas (R-OK), the ranking Republican members of the two committees with the most jurisdiction over climate science and energy-rationing policies, both sent strong signals this week that they will concede the scientific case for global warming alarmism and want to support “reasonable” measures to deal with it.  

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