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State GOP Chairman says he'll back McCain in Primary

Tue, Aug 4, 2009

Arizona Capitol TimesBy Reid WilsonSAN DIEGO – Immigration, a hot-button issue that has dominated headlines in Arizona and nationally over recent years, is fading from the public consciousness amid economic turmoil, Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen said July 30.“Because of what’s going on with the recession, although (immigration) is

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Tags: Jon McCain, Arizona Republican Party, Randy Pullen, Immigration, Cap and trade, Health care

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Climate Loopholes

Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Environment

New York TimesEditorialThe House’s approval of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill earlier this month was a remarkable political achievement and an important beginning to the task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But in all the last-minute wheeling and dealing, the House bill acquired two big loopholes that the Senate must

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Tags: Waxman-Markey, Climate-Change bill, Coal-fired power plants, Clean Air Act, Cap and trade

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Why Kirkpatrick opposes 'Cap and Trade'

Sat, Jul 18, 2009

Energy

Daily CourierBy Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Too often Washington has served rural Arizona poorly. Time and again, the federal government shows us that it does not understand the values we hold and the challenges we face, and we pay the price for its mistakes.I ran for Congress to stand up against

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Tags: U.S. Congressional District 1, Cap and Trade, Waxman-Markey energy bill, Indian County, Rural Arizona

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California forests hold one answer to climate change

Tue, Jun 2, 2009

Environment

Los Angeles TimesBy Margot RooseveltSilvery light flickers through the redwood canopy of the Van Eck forest down to a fragrant carpet of needles and thimbleberry brush. A brook splashes along polished stones, through thickets of ferns.How lush. How lovely. How lucrative.This 2,200-acre spread in Humboldt County does well by doing

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Tags: California, Humboldt County, Cap and trade, greenhouse gas emissions

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US lawmakers open tough climate bill debate

Tue, May 19, 2009

Global Warming

TerraDailyby Staff WritersUS lawmakers on Monday kicked off formal debate on legislation creating a "cap and trade" system for curbing pollution blamed for global warming amid stiff Republican opposition. US President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, who control the Senate and House of Representatives, have said they want to have a

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Tags: Barack Obama, House Energy and commerce Committee, Global climate change talks, cap and trade system

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Polluters pay under Obama's 'green' budget

Mon, Mar 2, 2009

Global Warming

TerraDailyBy Staff WritersBarack Obama hopes to raise some 80 billion dollars each year beginning in 2012 by imposing market-based limits on climate-warming gases, according to the president's draft budget released Thursday. The potentially groundbreaking program -- similar to one already in place in Europe -- would rev up US efforts

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Tags: Barack Obama, Environment, Greenhouse gas, W.S.2010 Budget, Emissions, Cap and Trade

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