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Vol. III, No. 22

Politics   Bonn is Underway   The fifth Conference of the Parties (COP-5) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is under way…

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Vol. III, No. 21

Politics   CAFE and Presidential Politics   The Greens launched a major effort this year to block a freeze on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy…

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Vol. III, No. 20

Politics   Climate Change Funding Unabated   The Clinton-Gore Administration continues to engage in attempts at backdoor implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. Last year Congress…

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Vol. III, No. 19

Politics   Bush Attacks Kyoto   Those who are concerned about the adverse economic consequences of cutting energy use to prevent the dubious threat of…

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Vol. III, No. 18

Politics   The Candidates’ Views on Kyoto   As a resource to our readers, the Cooler Heads newsletter is providing the views of the presidential…

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Vol. III, No. 17

Politics Clinton’s Biomass Program In an obvious attempt to buy support from farmers for its global warming policies, the Clinton Administration has unveiled its latest…

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Vol. III, No. 16

Politics Knollenberg Language Strengthened Congressional attempts to limit federal agencies’ efforts to implement or promote the Kyoto Protocol have intensified during the current appropriations cycle.

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Vol. III, No. 15

Politics   Early Action Credits: Road to Kyoto Early action crediting is being promoted as a way to protect industry in the event that the…

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Vol. III, No. 14

Politics Court Ruling Defeats Kyoto In May the federal appeals court invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards for ozone and particulate matter on the grounds…

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Vol. III, No. 13

Politics Bill to Ban Early Action Crediting Recent attempts to implement the Kyoto Protocol have come under the guise of giving emission credits to companies…

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Vol. III, No. 12

Politics Implementation Sans Ratification   A leaked EPA document dated April 23, describes an April 7 meeting between EPA and White House staffers, and private…

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Sea Level Change

Full Briefing available in PDF format.   Preface   Good afternoon. What I would…

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Vol. III, No. 11

Politics Texas Governor Declares Belief in Global Warming Theory The GOP presidential frontrunner, George W. Bush, may have conceded the global warming debate to Vice…

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Vol. III, No. 10

Politics New Bill to Implement Clinton-Gore Agenda Just when it looked like the Clinton Administration’s global warming agenda was…

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Vol. III, No. 9

Politics Senate Bill Would Spend $2 Billion to Prevent Global Warming On April 27 Senators Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairman…

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Vol. III, No. 8

Politics Green Activists Criticize Gores Environmental Record If Al Gore wants to become the next president of the United…

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Media Advisory: Earth Day Experts

Most Americans want a clean environment. That is no surprise. What surprises traditional environmental activists is that most people don’t support extensive federal regulation.

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Vol. III, No. 7

Politics Senators Hagel and Murkowski to Introduce Global Warming Bill Senators Frank Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman of the Senate Energy…

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Vol. III, No. 6

Politics New Early Action Bill Introduced The latest attempt to smooth the way for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol is…

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Vol. III, No. 5

Politics Iceland Will Not Sign Kyoto The first major defection from the Kyoto Protocol comes from an unlikely source.

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Vol. III, No. 4

Politics Greens Oppose Early Credit Bill Several Green groups, including the Center for International Environmental Law, Greenpeace, National Environment…

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Vol. III, No. 3

Politics Clinton Asks for $4 Billion to Prevent Global Warming In a blatant attempt to implement the unratified Kyoto…

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Vol. III, No. 2

Politics Greens Criticize Early Emissions Bill A bill introduced by Sens. John Chafee (R-RI), Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Connie…

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Vol. III, No. 1

Politics Debate Over Early Credits Heats Up Support is steadily building for proposed legislation that, if passed could seriously…

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Vol. II, No. 26

Politics GAO Report on Voluntary Emission Crediting A new attempt to implement the Kyoto Protocol without Senate ratification is underway. A…

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Vol. II, No. 25

Politics Early Credit for Emissions Reductions The latest attempt to implement the Kyoto Protocol without Senate ratification is a scheme to use the threat of…

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Could Kyoto Kill?

Whether or not the United States should ratify an international treaty to limit greenhouse gases is the most prominent question in today’s environmental policy debate.

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Vol. II, No. 24

Politics Combining Montreal with Kyoto Many issues were discussed at the climate change talks in Buenos Aires this month, but one of the most disturbing…

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Vol. II, No. 23

Politics A Report from Our Team in Buenos Aires   Only 2,000 people reportedly participated in the event’s first week, a far cry from the…

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Vol. II, No. 22

Politics EPA Lacks Authority to Regulate CO2 Following the completion of the Kyoto Protocol, Carol Browner, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), testified before…

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Vol. II, No. 21

Politics Little Progress Expected in Buenos Aires The fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-4) will meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 2-13 to further…

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