Entries by Lisa Jacobson

Addressing Cost Concerns in the Climate Debate — Focus on Offsets

By Lisa Jacobson After hundreds of Congressional hearings and over a dozen legislative proposals, the House of Representatives took historic and concrete action last month to advance federal climate change legislation. Through a largely collegial and efficient committee “mark-up” of the American Climate and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), a deal was reached that earned […]

A New "Green" Deal…Direction for the economic recovery plan

By Lisa Jacobson President Barack Obama took office in January amid the worst economic crisis this nation has faced since the Great Depression. As unemployment rises and businesses struggle, Congress and the Administration must enact bold solutions suited to our times—not a New Deal, but a Green Deal. A Green Deal would revive the economy […]