LTE Opportunity Not-Quite-Weekly Roundup 3/6

I do plan to get these posts on an at-least-weekly basis soon. Feel free to share in the comments any opportunities you discover throughout the week!

 

Washington Post/Associated Press, 3/6

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/house-gop-moves-to-block-epa-rules-on-power-plants/2014/03/06/7bb6c234-a4f7-11e3-b865-38b254d92063_story.html

A carbon tax would be more effective than the EPA rules, create jobs in low-carbon energy industries, and give conservatives the smaller government they’ve always wanted.

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Newsday/Associated Press, 3/6

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/obama-signs-renewal-of-drought-info-system-1.7308502

As the planet heats up, droughts will become more widespread, devastating crops and costing billions. A carbon tax is our best insurance against future climate impacts. (Although CA’s drought may not be directly caused by climate change, it reminds us that extreme weather is expensive.)

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Newsday, 3/4

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/green-energy-activists-target-cuomo-energy-plan-1.7272414

When it comes to energy sources, we shouldn’t be asking the Governor to pick winners. With a carbon tax, we could let the market decide.

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Long Island Business News/Associated Press, 3/3

Energy costs boosted Jan. consumer spending

It’s clear that weather has a direct effect on the economy, and weather will become increasingly volatile due to climate change.

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Newsday, 3/1

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/after-sandy-li-to-get-240m-for-infrastructure-1.7254814

Adaptation measures are important, but mitigation right now is the only way to protect from climate impacts in the long run.

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Newsday, 2/28

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/columnists/michael-dobie/dobie-long-island-struggles-to-shape-its-future-1.7245416

Long Island is facing real economic challenges ahead. A carbon tax could steer the economy in the right direction while providing financial relief for struggling Long Island families.

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/columnists/peter-goldmark/goldmark-we-need-new-cooperation-to-move-america-again-1.7243381

On the need to engage in democracy, Goldmark asks: “Suppose none of us ever talk things over with the people with whom we disagree?” CCL is committed to bipartisan dialog and grassroots action for a carbon tax.

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NY Times, 2/27

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/opinion/obamas-pipeline.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140227&_r=0&referrer=

A carbon tax would render the pipeline debate moot. The market would select the best sources of energy based on both their benefits and costs to society.

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