Senate Watch: Bennet, Bingaman, Bond, Boxer, Brown, Cantwell, Carper, Grassley, Inhofe, Kerry, Shelby, Stabenow, Voinovich, Whitehouse, Wyden 2

Posted by Brad Johnson Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:16:00 GMT

Michael Bennet (D-CO)

E&E News “I’d like to hear what they have to say about it before I shoot my mouth off,” Bennet’s signed on as co-sponsor to a bill from Sen. Tom Udall, (D-N.M.) and Udall of Colorado that would enact a 25-percent-by-2025 renewable electricity standard. “It’s been an enormous positive for Colorado,” Bennet said. “The market adapted. Our evidence is that it works.” When it comes to Colorado’s fossil fuels, Bennet for now is stepping behind natural gas, calling for it to have a bigger role in the Senate bill. “It was essentially absent from the House bill,” Bennet said. “I’d like to know why that is.” Bennet said he also sees “opportunities to tie together natural gas with intermittent power sources like sun and wind.” “I don’t have any specifics today,” Bennet said about what he wants to see. “I’m talking with people in the environmental community and natural gas people and hearing what their ideas are.” “In Colorado now we’re confronting these issues because of the water shortages that we have,” Bennet said. “If we are going to be able to assure that another generation of Coloradans are able to farm, or one after that, we need some answers to these questions how do we preserve our water resources.”

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)

E&E News Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has long advocated price controls as part of a cap-and-trade bill, including a “safety valve” in previous versions of his own. “I think it’s something that makes a lot of sense to look at,” Bingaman said. “These cap-and-trade bills have so many pieces,” Bingaman said. “I don’t know that you can point to one thing and say, ‘Stick that in and everyone jumps on board.’ I think it’s much more complicated than that.”

Kit Bond (R-MO)

E&E News Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) complained during an EPW Committee hearing yesterday about comments from Boxer and Kerry that they may not even be putting out allocation language with their draft bill in early September. “That troubles me a great deal,” Bond said. “We can’t leave these allocations blank, placeholders, if we’re going to give Americans a fair, open and transparent view of the legislation.”

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

E&E News Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is considering a “price collar” for her global warming bill that could help to curb the economic costs from a cap-and-trade program. “I don’t know why we can’t consider this as one more way to give more certainty,” Boxer said during a hearing today. “I’m looking at it, is what I’m saying.”

Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

E&E News Among other things, the senators said they would seek a “border adjustment mechanism” that could slap trade sanctions on carbon-intensive goods from developing countries that do not have strong enough climate policies. “In the absence of an adequate international agreement, a border measure could help to prevent countries from responding to climate change less rigorously than the United States and undercutting the effectiveness of our climate policy by shifting, rather than reducing, greenhouse gas emissions,” the senators wrote. Other Senators that signed on: Russ Feingold (D-WI), Carl Levin (D-MI), Evan Bayh (D-IN), Robert Casey (D-PA), Arlen Specter (D-PA), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Robert Byrd (D-WV), Al Franken (D-MN)

New York Times As Congress considers energy and climate legislation,” the senators wrote, “it is important that such a bill include provisions to maintain a level playing field for American manufacturing.” “It is essential that any clean energy legislation not only address the crisis of climate change, but include strong provisions to ensure the strength and viability of domestic manufacturing,” the letter said.

Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

E&E News “For economic reasons, national security reasons and environmental reasons, we cannot allow ourselves to remain dependent on foreign oil,” Cantwell said in a statement. “Biodiesel is an extremely efficient fuel that helps reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and can play a constructive role in addressing the issue of climate change. In order to provide this important industry with certainty and predictability, Congress must act quickly to extend and reform this valuable tax credit.”

Press release “Last year, we all saw the devastating effects that $140 per barrel oil had on our economy and American families,” said Cantwell.

Tom Carper (D-DE)

E&E News “Among my top priorities was to be sure that we not only address challenges that carbon dioxide poses to our planet, but sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide and mercury, “I want to be practical,” Carper said. “In the end, I’m interested in outcome, in results. We have too many people whose health is damaged by these emissions, young and old, and whose lives are really threatened.”

Charles Grassley (R-IA)

E&E News Finance Committee ranking member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday reminded senators that the Obama administration pressed hard at the start of the year for a 100 percent auction of the emission credits—only to back down as the House tackled the issue in the spring. “The administration clearly has strong feelings on the topic, and this committee will soon have to draw its own conclusions on the same topic,” he said.

Press release America is trying to kick its addiction to foreign oil, and biodiesel is part of the cure,” Grassley said. “The more we can encourage domestic production and meet demand, the better off we’ll be economically, environmentally, and geopolitically. This legislation simplifies the tax credit for producers. It also gives investors predictability so they’ll be more likely to put their money into biodiesel production.”

James Inhofe (R-OK)

E&E News “In effect, EPA has refused to provide members of Congress, as they prepare for meetings and events with their constituents over the August recess, with critical information on the Waxman-Markey energy tax and how it will affect jobs in the Midwest, South, and Great Plains, as well as food, gasoline, and electricity prices for all American consumers,” Inhofe said in a statement. Inhofe added that additional analysis of the House bill was needed despite EPA’s plans to analyze future legislation. “We asked for an analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill, which would be the House position in a potential conference committee,” Inhofe said. “Thus the economic consequences of the bill are critical for senators to understand.”

John Kerry (D-MA)

E&E News So what if the two committees do produce separate climate bills? Kerry said it would not be a problem, citing the different Senate health care bills that are emerging from the Finance and Health committees. “You work to put them together,” he said. “That’s the nature of legislating. it’s not unusual around here.”

Richard Shelby (R-AL)

E&E News “The cash-for-clunkers program is simply another bailout to prop up a struggling industry wrapped in the political guise of an environmentally friendly program.”

George Voinovich (R-OH)

E&E News Voinovich said yesterday that he will not release a procedural “hold” on the EPA deputy administrator nominee until EPA completes a new analysis of the House bill. Voinovich has been blocking Robert Perciasepe’s confirmation since last month over concerns about EPA’s analysis. “My attitude is that I want them to do another evaluation, because the real issue here is what’s the economic impact that all of this is going to have and the potential because it’s going to really color the judgment of people on whether they can support the bill,” he said.

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

E&E News “I wouldn’t go so far as to characterize it as a problem,” Whitehouse said. “I’d characterize it more as a process than a problem.” Yet Whitehouse also declined to say which panel he would prefer to see with the leading voice on allocations. “As long as this committee has a significant role, that’s all at present I see as fair to ask for,” he said. “I’m not disputing that the Finance Committee has a role. Working side by side, I think we can work our way though the uncertainties of not being on territory with established boundary lines.”

Rob Wyden (D-OR)

E&E News “The tax code has fueled an explosion of speculators who are distorting oil and gas markets and driving up prices for everybody,” Wyden said in a statement. “If speculators are truly in the markets and are wrecking havoc with oil and gas prices, this bill will do away with their tax subsidies and cause many to leave,” Wyden said in a floor speech. “It deflates the speculative balloon of artificially inflated profits that has made this investment arena so attractive. If speculators are not a problem, then this bill will help prove the theory that the wild swings in oil prices of the past year truly can be blamed on supply and demand.” Wyden said his bill offers a “bottom line up” approach to tackling price volatility and excessive speculation in the energy markets that some blame for crude oil reaching nearly $150 a barrel last summer.


Leave a response

  1. chenlili Wed, 23 May 2018 03:56:14 GMT
    canada goose jackets nike air max polo outlet adidas superstar shoes cheap nfl jerseys nike outlet cheap jordans valentino outlet coach outlet michael kors outlet polo outlet air jordan shoes oakley sunglasses polo outlet moncler outlet pandora outlet adidas nmd pandora outlet michael kors outlet polo ralph lauren mont blanc pens cheap jordans pandora jewelry mbt shoes canada goose outlet coach factory outlet michael kors outlet air max 2017 mont blanc pens michael kors outlet ray ban sunglasse canada goose outlet michael kors outlet canada goose outlet pandora jewelry cheap nfl jerseys pandora charms ferragamo outlet oakley sunglasses michael kors outlet nfl jerseys ray ban sunglasses christian louboutin outlet air jordan retro rolex watches oakley sunglasses ferragamo shoes christian louboutin shoes moncler outlet coach outlet uggs outlet ralph lauren shirts christian louboutin outlet coach outlet pandora jewelry oakley sunglasses wholesale nike kyrie 3 michael kors outlet canada goose outlet tory burch outlet louboutin shoes cheap nfl jerseys michael kors outlet canada goose outlet coach outlet ugg outlet birkenstock shoes polo outlet christian louboutin outlet supreme outlet coach outlet coach outlet michael kors outlet cheap nfl jerseys mcm outlet mulberry handbags pandora jewelry tory burch outlet christian louboutin outlet kobe bryant shoes air max 90 polo ralph lauren nike outlet michael kors outlet clearance pandora charms true religion jeans coach outlet coach outlet pandora outlet kate spade outlet pandora jewelry outlet birkenstock outlet canada goose outlet michael kors outlet hermes belts coach outlet mlb jerseys michael kors outlet polo ralph lauren red bottom shoes moncler outlet true religion jeans pandora outlet ugg outlet mlb jerseys wholesale coach outlet pandora outlet manolo blahnik outlet coach outlet online air max 90 canada goose outlet ralph lauren outlet fred perry polo shirts uggs canada pandora outlet pandora charms ray ban sunglasses mont blanc pens pandora charms nfl jerseys wholesale nike trainers michael kors outlet ralph lauren outlet adidas nmd shoes ray ban sunglasse lacoste outlet pandora charms kate spade outlet polo ralph lauren pandora charms ugg outlet nfl jerseys michael kors outlet fitflops sale clearance canada goose jackets coach outlet mulberry handbags ralph lauren outlet coach outlet kate spade outlet polo ralph lauren adidas outlet ralph lauren sale clearance michael kors handbags cheap jordans coach factory outlet coach factory outlet coach outlet pandora jewelry coach outlet nhl jerseys coach outlet online longchamp handbags coach outlet online coach outlet canada goose outlet christian louboutin outlet yeezy boost canada goose jackets coach outlet air jordan 4 michael kors outlet michael kors official site pandora jewelry michael kors handbags coach outlet ralph lauren polo true religion outlet polo ralph lauren michael kors outlet giuseppe zanotti outlet pandora jewelry polo ralph lauren ralph lauren shirts polo outlet coach outlet adidas yeezy shoes ray ban sunglasses coach factory outlet michael kors outlet coach outlet michael kors handbags mulberry handbags michael kors handbags canada goose jackets michael kors outlet adidas shoes coach outlet coach factory outlet pandora jewelry coach outlet michael kors outlet ugg boots fitflops sale clearance michael kors handbags kate spade outlet true religion jeans oakley sunglasses fitflops sale clearance nike shoes coach outlet online oakley sunglasses kate spade outlet nike shoes cheap mlb jerseys michael kors outlet kate spade outlet prada outlet nfl jerseys coach outlet converse ray ban sunglasses uggs canada ray ban sunglasses canada goose outlet cheap jordans nba jersey nike shoes pandora outlet gucci outlet christian louboutin shoes nike outlet canada goose jackets ray ban sunglasse mbt shoes polo ralph lauren pas cher nike outlet pandora outlet coach outlet coach outlet ray ban sunglasses mulberry handbags oakley sunglasses wholesale michael kors uk louis vuitton outlet coach factory outlet canada goose jackets christian louboutin outlet ralph lauren outlet cheap nfl jerseys ralph lauren outlet lebron james shoes adidas outlet michael kors outlet canada goose outlet fitflops sale clearance oakley sunglasses wholesale uggs outlet fred perry polo shirts mbt shoes polo ralph lauren michael kors outlet nike shoes outlet fred perry polo polo ralph lauren polo ralph lauren yeezy boost 350 oakley sunglasses true religion outlet ed hardy clothing polo outlet canada goose outlet coach outlet true religion outlet store puma outlet coach outlet adidas yeezy true religion jeans michael kors outlet ugg outlet michael kors outlet true religion jeans coach factory outlet supreme uk pandora outlet pandora outlet coach outlet ralph lauren polo shirts canada goose jackets cheap ray bans sunglasses michael kors outlet ugg outlet nfl jerseys kate spade outlet ray ban outlet prada handbags canada goose outlet nhl jerseys cheap nfl jerseys clarks shoes polo ralph lauren coach outlet online fred perry outlet polo ralph lauren ed hardy nfl jerseys wholesale valentino outlet giuseppe zanotti outlet nfl jerseys wholesale true religion outlet cheap oakley sunglasses kate spade outlet christian louboutin outlet coach outlet online kate spade outlet prada outlet canada goose outlet lunette ray ban rolex watches nfl jerseys cheap jerseys ray ban sunglasse adidas yeezy coach outlet michael kors outlet oakley sunglasses kate spade handbags ugg outlet ralph lauren polo vibram fivefingers michael kors outlet pandora outlet gucci outlet pandora outlet michael kors outlet nike huarache uggs outlet michael kors outlet adidas outlet polo outlet kate spade outlet coach outlet coach outlet canada nike outlet canada goose outlet asics running shoes ugg boots ultra boost michael kors outlet christian louboutin michael kors outlet polo shirts oakley sunglasses wholesale louis vuitton coach outlet mcm handbags pandora outlet longchamp outlet michael kors outlet coach outlet ugg boots christian louboutin outlet canada goose jackets true religion outlet ray ban sunglasses polo outlet ugg outlet coach outlet store online coach outlet nfl jerseys wholesale michael kors outlet mont blanc pens coach factory outlet ugg boots cheap nfl jerseys coach outlet online cheap snapbacks yeezy boost tory burch outlet michael kors outlet pandora charm adidas nmd adidas nmd true religion outlet ugg boots ugg outlet canada goose outlet pandora charms sale clearance ralph lauren uk coach outlet michael kors outlet moncler jackets mbt shoes coach outlet superdry clothing tory burch outlet off white clothing michael kors outlet clearance polo ralph lauren pandora charms nfl jerseys wholesale polo ralph lauren uggs outlet coach outlet christian louboutin outlet michael kors outlet coach outlet hermes birkin pandora jewelry canada goose jackets polo ralph lauren nike outlet michael kors outlet clearance kate spade outlet pandora outlet ugg boots canada goose outlet michael kors outlet pandora charms canada goose outlet mbt shoes coach outlet michael kors outlet moncler jackets kate spade outlet pandora charms longchamp outlet pandora charms polo ralph lauren chenlili20180523
  2. chenjinyan Wed, 05 Sep 2018 01:06:14 GMT
    ralph lauren outlet ralph lauren uggs on sale links of london uggs official site ralph lauren michael kors handbags balenciaga shoes puma slides lululemon sale mcm backpack snapback hats canada goose moose knuckles jackets reebok shoes ugg sale nike air max football shirts polo ralph lauren givenchy handbags ugg boots converse shoes running shoes nike sb jordan 1 nike air max ray ban sunglasses pelikan pens louboutin jordan shoes mac cosmetics supra shoes nike huarache tory burch shoes jordans burberry jimmy choo ugg outlet nike air max 2018 asics shoes nike cortez persol sunglasses valentino jordan nike air max ugg boots jordan 4 tiffany rings lebron soldier 9 fjallraven outlet harden vol 2 adidas outlet columbia swarovski jewelry nobis jackets soccer jerseys air max mikimoto jewelry soccer jerseys fila shoes soccer jerseys polo outlet ナイキ スニーカー nfl jerseys coach outlet online coach outlet polo ralph lauren ray ban cheap nhl jerseys michael kors outlet pandora jewelry ugg boots kate spade outlet vans outlet adidas shoes oakley sunglasses longchamp outlet polo ralph lauren ray ban wayfarers converse ralph lauren nike flight bonafide nba jerseys nike air max 270 north face outlet fingerlings monkey ysl makeup jordan 5 superdry clothing nike outlet nike air max supreme clothing polo outlet fussball trikots ugg boots tory burch outlet nike tennis christian louboutin jordan shoes ray ban jordans jordan 8 lululemon nicholas kirkwood ralph lauren pandora jewelry jordan 11 fitflops prada sunglasses michael kors handbags spalding basketball baseball jerseys baby uggs fitflops sale balenciaga sandals lululemon sale lebron 15 coach outlet prada outlet tag heuer watches ugg boots jordan 6 canada goose jackets miu miu handbags curry jersey supreme new york nike dunks maui jim sunglasses coach outlet tory burch sandals maillot de foot nike lunarglide nike outlet saucony shoes michael kors outlet ray ban sunglasses ugg sale van cleef & arpels vans outlet vibram fivefingers ysl handbags ray ban sunglasses basketball shoes fila shoes tiffany jewelry coach outlet timberland coach outlet replica watches mbt oakley sunglasses supra shoes michael kors yoga pants undefeated clothing adidas yeezy coach outlet longchamp outlet hollister jordan 3 miu miu sunglasses ugg boots canada goose outlet ralph lauren outlet snapback hats maglia calcio kate spade handbags ray bans maillot de foot pas cher mcm outlet pandora jewelry russell wilson jersey nine west ugg for men nike air max 95 adidas nmd puma fenty russell westbrook shoes jimmy choo outlet jordan suicoke sandals air jordan mlb jerseys nike cortez longchamp mulberry handbags hermes bags nike blazer ray ban sunglasses adidas nmd north face jackets longchamp mbt ralph lauren outlet philipp plein fitflops y3 shoes yeezy shoes hermes swarovski jewelry marc jacobs adidas superstar arc’teryx clothing kate spade outlet coach outlet michael kors outlet fitflops nike air max camisetas de futbol ugg boots nike outlet birkenstock lee jeans michael kors canada nike huarache tommy hilfiger coach factory outlet victoria’s secret valentino nike shox michael kors handbags herve leger dresses columbia outlet hogan shoes nike air max birkenstock sandals michael kors canada moncler outlet coach outlet ray ban canada goose outlet adidas outlet nike mercurial pandora outlet linda farrow sunglasses air jordan roshe run off-white michael kors outlet clearance michael kors outlet ugg sale under armour outlet tiffany jewelry coach factory outlet nike presto visconti pens kate spade outlet nike air max 90 coach outlet online pandora jewelry pandora jewelry/strong> nike free hermes belt flip flops red bottom shoes skechers sandals michael kors outlet nike air force 1 nike epic react ralph lauren outlet adidas slides michael kors handbags polo ralph lauren nike air max 1 mcm backpack michael kors cristiano ronaldo jersey yoga pants balenciaga ugg boots christian louboutin oakley sunglasses replica rolex watches hermes puma shoes nike roshe north face outlet herve leger dresses adidas stan smith canada goose coats christian louboutin outlet manolo blahnik pandora jewelry longchamp michael kors outlet nike shoes for women kd 8 ralph lauren michael kors bcbg mbt adidas football boots ray ban sunglasses ray ban sunglasses rolex watches ferragamo ralph lauren ray ban sunglasses kevin durant shoes baseball jerseys soccer jerseys nike shoes for women vibram fivefingers off-white nike hyperdunk saint laurent sunglasses ugg australia new balance hundreds clothing beats by dre coach outlet oakley sunglasses stussy clothing bottega veneta cheap nfl jerseys louboutin teva sandals pandora charms manolo blahnik coach outlet ugg boots kate spade handbags nike outlet/strong> paul george shoes nike air max plus air jordan kate spade outlet manolo blahnik polo shirts basketball shoes nhl jerseys mont blanc pandora jewelry christian louboutin outlet prada outlet pandora jewelry stussy clothing air jordan van cleef & arpels ugg outlet new balance coach outlet celine cheap nfl jerseys salvatore ferragamo nike outlet ugg for kids north face outlet jordan xx9 light up shoes ugg slippers michael kors adidas football boots ugg for women true religion jordan shoes true religion outlet nhl jerseys supreme oakley sunglasses nike outlet store jordan shoes cheap nfl jerseys omega watches jordans tods ralph lauren nike sb coach outlet ronaldo jersey adidas stan smith louboutin yeezy desert rat 500 nike free run nfl jerseys coach factory outlet tory burch sandals new balance shoes ugg sale manolo blahnik celine kate spade outlet ugg boots shoe carnival sac longchamp lebron ambassador 10 coach wallets ray ban nike free timberland outlet adidas flip flops beats by dre cheap jerseys nike factory nike epic react ray bans oakley sunglasses air jordan pas cher nike outlet store nike air max 97 trikots günstig tory burch shoes lebron soldier 10 coach outlet oakley sunglasses ferragamo shoes prada handbags vapormax polo ralph lauren flip flops tag heuer watches vans shoes christian louboutin hermes outlet mulberry handbags fitflops nike dunks louboutin adidas outlet baseball bats longchamp nike tn ugg australia ray ban sunglasses versace bags canada goose jackets air jordan adidas outlet jordan 8 jordan mikimoto jewelry canada goose outlet christian louboutin nike revolution marcelo burlon beats headphones michael kors handbags mlb jerseys vetements clothing prada oakley sunglasses ray ban sunglasses coach handbags jordans oakley sunglasses oakley sunglasses north face jordans nike trainers under armour shoes kd 10 pasotti ombrelli converse shoes ray ban sunglasses nike air max nike outlet store versace sunglasses swarovski true religion jeans coach factory outlet dansko birkenstock outlet burberry outlet prada outlet north face outlet coach outlet online fitflops birkenstock giuseppe zanotti nike kyrie 2 nike air max nfl jerseys shoe carnival supreme tory burch outlet polo ralph lauren coach bags swarovski timberland outlet michael kors purse mizuno shoes monster headphones sophia webster shoes kobe 12 belstaff outlet puma fenty adidas nmd true religion outlet balenciaga sandals lebron james jersey supreme kate spade outlet x-large clothing canada goose sale dior handbags air max nike shoes lebron 14 ralph lauren soldier 11 nike socks swarovski jewelry christian louboutin adidas jeremy scott manchester united jersey woolrich jackets michael kors handbags ray ban sunglasses michael kors outlet ralph lauren ugg shoes adidas yeezy nike shoes montblanc fountain pen undefeated clothing hermes kelly bag coach outlet mbt versace clothing mishka clothing malone souliers links of london ナイキ スニーカー mcm outlet canada goose outlet canada goose sale cristiano ronaldo jersey ronaldo jersey arc’teryx clothing fjallraven outlet christian louboutin outlet coach outlet hogan shoes moncler outlet michael kors canada jimmy choo valentino kate spade outlet pandora jewelry/strong> canada goose jackets canada goose outlet vapormax nike outlet/strong> adidas outlet cheap nfl jerseys nike socks canada goose coats canada goose outlet 20189.5chenjinyan