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President backs up environmental rhetoric with the greenest budget in US history

U.S. President Barack Obama's estimate of $646 billion in revenue for the first years of a carbon-capping program to curb climate change is realistic or possibly a little low, policy analysts said on Thursday. Brian Murray, director of economic analysis, is quoted in this Reuters article.

U.S. President Barack Obama's estimate of $646 billion in revenue for the first years of a carbon-capping program to curb climate change is realistic or possibly a little low, policy analysts said on Thursday.

This is change, whether you believe in it or not. And not just pocket change.

I’ve always admired people who can make connections between seemingly unrelated ideas or concepts.

The United States has decades of carbon dioxide storage potential, but it's not necessarily in the places where the Energy Department is planning to pump the greenhouse gas underground as part of pricey demonstration projects, according to a Duke University geologist.

Looming debates on federal climate change legislation as well as growing concern over the fate of the financial sector are prompting renewed focus by lawmakers, industry groups and other experts on how to regulate emissions trading markets and other carbon-related financial products created under a mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) control regime, setting up likely substantive and jurisdictional battles on the issue, sources say.

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Should the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency begin regulating carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act, since the Supreme Court's 2007 Massachusetts v. EPA ruling declared that the agency has that authority? Or should regulators wait for a law that explicitly controls CO2 and other greenhouse gases?

Four faculty and staff members from the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions will take part in the 2009 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Feb. 12-16 in Chicago.