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Cramer – Obama’s budget asking for money to wage war on fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized President Obama’s request for an additional $12 million for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Its purpose is to enforce civil and criminal environmental laws and programs. This 11 percent increase is the largest requested out of all the Department of Justice’s divisions. Central among the ENRD responsibilities ...

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Court’s stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term. The high court’s stay allows the Democrat’s re-election campaign to avoid — for now — the thicket of political thorns growing out of the debate over the future ...

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Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation’s obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement. But environmentalists and academic experts are more nervous. They are concerned that any significant pause in implementing mandated reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired ...

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Cramer statement on Supreme Court’s stay of Clean Power Plan

Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments today after the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, voted to block enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation is underway to determine if the proposed regulations violate the U.S. Constitution. “Thankfully, the Supreme Court voted to stay the EPA’s implementation of the Clean ...

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Montana suspends work of Clean Power Plan panel after ruling

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday suspended the work of a panel appointed to address new federal carbon dioxide emissions rules after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the key component of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan. Montana is one of 27 states suing to halt implementation of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The Supreme Court ...

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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency’s environmental panel requires that new aircraft designs ...

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Obama seeks $10-per-barrel oil tax to fund clean transport

In his latest effort to fight climate change, the Obama Administration announced plans to tax oil companies $10 dollars for every barrel produced. (Image: Joe Crimmings via Flickr)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants oil companies to pay a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to help fund investments in clean transportation that fight climate change. Obama will formalize the proposal Tuesday when he releases his final budget request to Congress. The $10-per-barrel fee is expected to be dead on arrival for the Republicans who control Congress ...

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States seek court delay in enforcement of Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON — A coalition of 25 states opposing President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is asking the Supreme Court to stop the new regulations from taking effect until after their legal challenge is resolved. West Virginia and Texas are leading the group of largely Republican states that on Tuesday asked the high court to immediately bar the Environmental ...

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Bill would prohibit state agency from setting carbon cap

SEATTLE — A new bill takes aim at Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon policies by prohibiting state regulators from adopting rules that limit greenhouse gas emissions without legislative direction. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, targets the Democratic governor’s ability to take executive action on the issue. After failing to get legislation passed on his cap-and-trade plan last year, ...

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