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March 9, 2007

House Reports: Global Warming

House Creates Global Warming Panel, Despite Skepticism in Both Parties
The House voted Thursday to establish Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s much-scrutinized new panel to investigate the dangers of global warming.

House Creates Global Warming Committee
As one of the top priorities on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) agenda, the House voted Thursday to create a select committee on global warming.

Greenhouse of Representatives
The House of Representatives voted today to create a new congressional committee, devoted solely to addressing the issue of global warming. Legislation creating the new "Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming" passed 269 to 150, with 44 Republicans voting in favor of its creation.

Clean Coal Technology Factors Figure Heavily in Climate-Control Legislation
Technology to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions by coal-burning power plants won’t be widely available until 2045, a Bush administration official told a House panel Tuesday, potentially complicating efforts to pass climate-change legislation.

EPA Developing Exemption for Manure Emissions
EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson told lawmakers today that his agency is developing a proposal to exempt farms from some reporting requirements under federal toxic waste and right-to-know laws.

Here Comes 'Climate Crisis Action Day'
Environmental activists and liberal politicians will join forces in Washington, D.C., on March 20 for the first "Climate Crisis Action Day," which is billed as a "carbon-neutral global warming event."

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