Oink! US Carbon Subsidies Exceed $37 Billion in 2007

If Congress were to cut $1.4 billion a year in subsidies, as House Democrats urge, the industry would still get more than $37 billion a year from government coffers, four times the amount spent on the nuclear industry and six times the am spent on ethanol.

US House To Tackle Warming

US Representative Edward J. Markey of Malden is in line to lead a new congressional committee on global warming, after the House of Representatives broke a weeks long logjam yesterday and voted to establish the new panel,

Canadian bank report plugs pollution taxes in climate-change fight

Saying people will pollute as long as it’s cheap to do so, economists at Toronto-Dominion Bank advocate taxing industry and consumers who contribute to global warming . A report also calls for combining emissions regulations, taxes, subsidies and an emission-trading system to lessen impact on the economy.

U.S. stifles officials from responding to global warming questions

Internal memorandums circulated in Alaska’s federal Fish and Wildlife Service appear to muzzle government biologists traveling abroad in Arctic countries from discussing climate change, polar bears or sea ice without official authorization. Only those who “understand the administration’s position” can talk to the issues.

Cowboy capitalists promote slime in your gas tank to curb carbon emissions

Spurred by high oil prices and mounting concerns over global warming, a growing contingent of venture capitalists and hedge funds is seeking to replace crude oil with algae, and other alternative schemes, as ways to clean up the planet and achieve energy independence. It’s going to require considerable cash, and some of the more adventuresome are committing their careers and personal fortunes to the quest.


Subscribe to DeSmogBlog