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Obama Victory Resurrects Climate Issue, but Carbon Tax Likely to Face Uphill Battle

November 12, 2012 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

President Obama’s re-election and unexpected gains by Democrats in the Senate have environmental groups gearing up on several fronts to push for more U.S. action on climate change, including a possible resurrection of a proposal to tax the carbon content of fuel…

ANALYSIS: Race to Regulation of Greenhouse Gases Accelerates Without Clear Destination

While international and national attention focuses on the continued inability of the United States Senate to act on meaningful climate change…

Senate Cap-and-Trade Proposal Includes Numerous Nuclear Tax Incentives

May 13, 2010 in Daily Tax Report · Leave a Comment 

The latest iteration of legislation unveiled May 12 by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) aimed at reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions through a cap-and-trade program includes a…

California Governor Signs Bill Exempting Green Manufacturing Equipment from Tax

March 26, 2010 in Daily Tax Report · Leave a Comment 

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed a bill March 24 exempting purchases of equipment used to manufacture products that generate alternative energy from the state sales and use tax.

California Governor Signs Gasoline Tax Swap Bills After Democrats Send Tax Credit Bills

March 24, 2010 in Daily Tax Report · Leave a Comment 

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) dropped a veto threat March 22 and signed two bills swapping the current sales tax on gasoline for an indexed excise tax to close part of the budget deficit…

Three Senators’ Compromise Climate Proposal Could Expand Offshore Drilling, Impose Petroleum Taxes

March 22, 2010 in Daily Tax Report · Leave a Comment 

Three senators are closing in on a compromise climate bill that would expand offshore drilling but could require oil companies to pay taxes on the carbon content of each barrel of imported and domestic oil…

Senate Majority Leader Weighs Climate Change Provisions as Amendments to Energy Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said March 16 that he is mulling a floor strategy that would distill cap-and-trade provisions into amendments that could be offered to an energy bill on the Senate…

Twenty Governors Ask Congress to Block EPA Efforts to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Saying action on climate change should be determined by elected representatives and not the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of 20 governors…

California Governor Says His Climate Policy Will Create More Jobs Than It Will Eliminate

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is showing no sign of backing away from his ambitious climate change agenda, despite pleas from Republican lawmakers and…

EPA Administrator Jackson Says Delay in EPA Efforts on Climate Change Would Cost Jobs

Denying the Environmental Protection Agency the ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions would cost jobs, not save them, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said March…

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