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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 30, 2010

Members of the U.S. Senate met with President Obama at the White House Tuesday to discuss next steps for energy and climate legislation. In a statement, the White House called the meeting "constructive" and released information about the president's comments: 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted June 3, 2010

At a speech at Carnegie Mellon University yesterday, President Obama called the Gulf oil spill a "catastrophe" and pushed for a climate bill and higher taxes on oil companies to pay for "clean energy research and development." Mr. Obama added, "The next generation will not be held hostage to energy sources from the last century. We will not move back. America will move forward." 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2009

On Tuesday, yet another voice spoke out against the proposed climate legislation under consideration in Congress. This time it was Margo Thorning, senior vice president and chief economist at the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), speaking before the Senate Finance Committee

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 5, 2009

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today voted to send the Kerry-Boxer climate bill to the Senate floor without amendments. Only Democrats were in attendance for the vote, and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mt.) voted against the bill, saying he would withhold his support contingent on the adoption of some pro-agriculture amendments. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 4, 2009

A recent poll shows that the more Americans learn about climate legislation, the less they like it. Especially when they realize that it will take money out of their pockets. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 30, 2009

The ongoing debate over the Kerry-Boxer climate bill has tended to focus primarily on two issues: the bill's potential costs and its proposed environmental benefits. But there are at least two other critically important items that have not been addressed adequately by the bill's sponsors. Both were mentioned briefly at yesterday's hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 29, 2009

One of America's largest refiners told a Senate panel yesterday that climate legislation could force his company to shutter some U.S. refineries. Bill Kleese, president and CEO of Valero Energy Corp. (not a member of API) made his comments during the second day of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Kerry-Boxer bill which proposes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in 2020. The Kerry-Boxer bill would likely reduce U.S. refining jobs because refiners would be forced to pay billions of dollars for carbon credits. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

This week, the National Journal's Energy & Environment Blog posed several questions about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill. Among them, "What's your take on the chairman's mark and EPA's analysis?" The blog also invited a number of individuals, including API's Jack Gerard, to discuss the bill's strong points, weak points and provide an overall perspective on the legislation. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 27, 2009

In the first of a series of Senate hearings about the Kerry-Boxer climate bill today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mt.) said he has "serious reservations" about the bill's "overall direction."

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