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Waxing Environmental on Rep. Henry Waxman

Rep. Henry Waxman
by Bill Chameides
Feb 6, 2014

After 39 years representing the great state of California in the U.S House of Representatives, Democratic Representative Henry Waxman is calling it quits.

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Energy Efficiency Bill Goes from No-Brainer to Life Support to Plan B

Capitol Hill
by Bill Chameides
Oct 1, 2013

OK, with the government now partially shut down, it’s obvious we have a highly dysfunctional Congress. Still, when congressional gridlock derails a sensible, popular bill on energy efficiency, at least some attention should be paid.

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Climate Chatter: What’s All This Talk About a Carbon Tax?

Uncle Sam
by Bill Chameides
Mar 19, 2013

A prelude to something real or just so much hot air?

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On trying to catch the wind energy?

Wind turbines - NREL
by Bill Chameides
Sep 18, 2012

A lack of wind won’t stall our future renewable energy economy, but Congress might.

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Carbon Emissions Regulations: A Hemline Debate?

by Bill Chameides
Jul 2, 2012

No tinkering with the “tailoring” rule — the policy designed to exempt small emitters from new requirements for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Testifying on America’s Climate Choices

by Bill Chameides
Jun 20, 2012

Climate gets a hearing on the Hill.

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Energy Efficiency: Gaining Traction or Spinning Its Wheels?

by Bill Chameides
May 29, 2012

Congress, businesses, and consumers show an appetite for the proverbial low-hanging fruit.

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U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

by Bill Chameides
May 10, 2012

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What’s more, they didn’t seem to get in the way of the country’s longest economic expansion.

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Two for Tuesday: The Latest on Common Pesticide and Coal Ash

by Bill Chameides
Apr 10, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency decides fate of a toxic pollutant. Coal ash regs still up in the air.

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Nuclear Power: Our Government’s Got the Industry’s Back

by Bill Chameides
Apr 3, 2012

Taxpayers could end up being on the hook for a very large bill.

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