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US wants unilateral controls over emissions reductions: EU calls U.S. climate debate “prehistoric”

US planning to weaken Copenhagen climate deal, Europe warns Exclusive: Key differences between the US and Europe could undermine a new worldwide treaty on global warming to replace Kyoto, sources Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Bali climate change conference in 2007. The UN secretary general told the Guardian on Monday that negotiations ahead of Copenhagen had stalled and need to ‘get moving’. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP Europe has clashed with the US Obama administration over climate change in a potentially damaging split that comes ahead of crucial political negotiations on a new global deal...

Life on the Rails

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Climate SOS Meeting with Arkansas Senators’ Top Aides

Duff Badgley, Randy Massanelli (for Senator Pryor), Dr. Bill Sammons, Donna Shade, and Donna Kay Yeargan (for Senator Lincoln)  September 15, 2009 [Photograph by Susan Laing] Randy Massanelli, speaking for Senator Pryor, expressed concerns for “harnessing and improving technology and efficiency,” as well finding a “global solution.” Senator Pryor is also very interested in geothermal, and Bill Sammons mentioned that he has had geothermal working very well in his home for twenty years. Donna Kay Yeargan said that Senator Lincoln has not yet addressed the 450 versus 350...

Green Drinks in Conway Arkansas

Bill arrived, Donna arrived, Susan turned off her computer and off those three went–north to Conway, Arkansas to meet a group that calls itself Green Drinks. They hardly drank anything while we all engaged around Bill’s presentation, local news and thoughtful discussion. There is more to tell about his wonderful group and meeting, but it will have to wait til later. For now, enjoy the photos. Share...

Day Nine-Ten: Chicago

It was hot and sunny in Chicago, which Duff never experienced because he spent the time between trains in the dungeon that is the waiting room for sleeper car passengers. Lucky for him, there was live music. Anyone recognize these guys? I had no opportunity to ask their names. I would have asked if they had climate change songs, and I bet they do. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookStumbleUpon

One more nail in the coffin of ACESA

If anyone needed another reason to Kill the Bill, as Climate SOS has been advocating, this damming report released on September 10, 2009 from Friends of the Earth is it.  Offsets (described in the FofE report), which are allowed under the ACESA bill, are one of the many ways in which the current climate change legislation fails to accomplish its goal of addressing the climate crisis. In fact, ACESA does more harm than good.   Reasons to Kill the Bill are mounting daily, and cannot be ignored.  Join Climate SOS in putting the final nail in the coffin of the climate bill farce called ACESA. Press...

Day Eight: Arkansas

We did it! We’re 7 for 7. And we’ve got a 2-fer. Our Arkansas SOS organizer, Donna Shade, succeeded in getting us a meeting with the lone holdout for our Heartland Tour–Senator Mark Pryor of AR. I had tried many times to get this meeting, but was shut out. Donna’s success show the undeniable strength of local, constituent activists. Now, we will meet Pryor’s State Director in the same 9/15 session we had previously scheduled with Senator Blanche Lincoln’s State Director. This could be a powerful gathering. We’re meeting with both staffs. And Lincoln is now the...

Climate Change Bill Weakened by Democrats Seeking “Special Incentives” for the Electric Utility and Coal Industries

On September 10, a group of eight Senate Democrats called on Senator Boxer, chair of the influential Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to further weaken the ACESA cap and trade bill being worked on by her committee. This “range of special incentives” for coal and the electric industry was praised by Environmental Defense Fund.  The big greens continue their push for the ACESA type bill.  NRDC and others in the big greens “carbon war room” have paid lobbyists on the streets outside of Senate office in states of swing vote Senators.  The paid lobbyists are equipped...

TOUR DAY SEVEN

We met with Richard Lugar’s State Director and Deputy State Director. “Mark,” a senior Lugar staffer from D.C., joined us on speaker phone. Mark told us that Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas has said publicly that “there will be no climate bill in 2009.” Mark said the health care bill had jammed the senate schedule leaving little time for climate legislation. We talked coal power and wind power and local opposition to biomass in southern Indiana. Lugar’s staff emphasized their “Lugar Energy Initiative” that pushed biofuels and biomass, among other...

Day Seven: “President Obama’s Energy Bill”

After the meeting in Senator Lugar’s office, back at the hotel, I realized I’d left the little bag for my camera in his conference room. I changed into walking clothes and went back over there. No one I’d met in the morning was there. A young man was answering the phone, which was ringing off the hook. “Senator Lugar’s office, please hold. Senator Lugar’s office, please hold.” To me, “How can I help you?” I told him and he had a slight look of disbelief until he found the bag under my chair in the conference room. As I was leaving, he was...
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