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To meet the climate challenge, the United States needs a comprehensive national approach. Well-designed federal policy can cut emissions and strengthen resilience while driving economic growth.

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Summary of the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014 (S.2288)

Introduction Section 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the Expanding Carbon Capture through Enhanced Oil Recovery Act of 2014. Section 2. Expansion of Tax Credit for Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. The legislation is intended …

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Maintaining U.S. nuclear power helps meet our climate goals
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Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants: Issues and Options

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing regulations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. These rules will guide states as they develop their own regulations. This is relatively novel territory for EPA and it must settle …

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Why we shouldn’t throw out flood insurance reform
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Tenants and landlords can both save with energy efficiency upgrades
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Extreme Weather and Resilience: An Ounce of Prevention
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Stronger action needed to meet U.S. climate pledge
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Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization

For the first 50 years of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), user fees were sufficient to fund the federal portion of building and maintaining the nation’s transportation system. Limiting fees to actual users of services is seen as a more …

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’60 Minutes’ story on clean tech omits climate change
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The federal climate: A look back and ahead