UPDATES Congressional Update: The House and Senate were both back in session this week, and negotiations have begun on legislation to extend the payroll tax credit when the short-term extension passed in December expires at the end of February. On Wednesday, Rep. Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, reiterated that House [...]
Framed by the State of the Union speech, signs of hope and signs of challenge emerged throughout the week for climate activists, from the closing of six dirty coal plants in Ohio to the release of a new zone map for gardeners.
January 23, 2012We’re on a Roll, but We Can’t Let Up! Last week was big for climate champs. It doesn’t seem like all that long ago when Keystone XL was deemed a noble fight few thought we’d win. Yet, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the good news: the pipeline application [...]
UPDATES Congressional Update: The House was back in session this week; the Senate will convene next week. As you’ll recall, before the holidays both chambers passed a temporary payroll tax cut extension bill through the end of February. For more information see Frances Beinecke’s Blog. In the midst of the negotiations at the end of [...]
Resolution 2012: Focus on Positive Energy January 9, 2012 Writing the first Hotline of the new year has its challenges. Do I focus on the multitude of disasters and climate-related economic loss from 2011? The “wacky” weather we continue to experience as our winter swings from balmy to frigid nearly every week? What about the [...]