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Senate Hearing on Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Challenges

May 22, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

United States Senator Barbara Boxer’s Environment & Public Works Committee recently held a hearing on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 to assess the various difficulties and challenges concomitant with nuclear reactor decommissioning nationwide.[read more]

Boxer considers modified ‘price collar’ for climate bill

August 10, 2009 by Joseph Romm

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is considering a “price collar” for her global warming bill that could help to curb the economic costs from a cap-and-trade program. “I don’t know why we can’t consider this as one more way to give more certainty,” Boxer said during a hearing today. “I’m looking at...[read more]

Sen. Lamar Alexander’s nuclear energy speed run

July 18, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Is there climate change compromise coming in the Senate? Even if you’ve been ignoring energy issues being debated in Congress, you are unlikely to have missed the repeated media reports that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (right) is advocating the U.S. build 100 nuclear plants in the next 20 years. Just so you get the complete picture of...[read more]

Senate battle 2: Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says he won’t filibuster climate bill

July 13, 2009 by Joseph Romm

Everybody has assumed we would need 60 votes to pass a climate bill in the Senate.   As one Democratic senator told me recently, the Republicans now filibuster pretty much everything — even bills and amendments supported by most of their members, just to slow the process down as much as possible and minimize the time available for...[read more]

Senate starts on its road to climate change legislation

July 7, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Environment & Public Works Committee Hot on the heels of the House vote on the Waxman-Markey bill, the Senate is now taking its turn to deliberate a climate change bill, with a full Environment & Public Works Committee hearing today, only the second legislative day since the House took its vote....[read more]

Boxer bill update: Probably no U.S. CO2 emissions cut until after 2025.

May 27, 2008 by Joseph Romm

I made a mistake about the Boxer substitute for the Lieberman-Warner bill. Every year, it allows into the market enough offsets to cover 30% of the total quantity of emissions allowances. I had said it was 15% (here), which was a loophole the size of the Gateway Arch. How big a loophole is 30% offsets? Wait and see. I had said the three...[read more]

Boxer, Environmental Groups Seek to Strengthen Climate Bill

March 12, 2008 by Jesse Jenkins

Twelve of America's largest environmental groups gathered with Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on Capitol Hill this morning to show America that they are united to push hard for global warming legislation during this session of the 110th Congress.The press conference "Boxer and Environmental Leaders United on Urgent Need to Address Global...[read more]