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Day May 29, 2008

The Cost of Inaction: The Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture

In recent months, rising food prices and global food shortages have increased attention on the need for stable, ample, and environmentally sound agricultural production.  The demands to meet those needs are currently being strained by a range of factors, including: rising energy prices; higher farm commodity prices; the weakening value of the dollar; a steadily…


The Boxer Substitute Amendment to S. 3036, the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008

Summary and Background In September 2000, then-Governor Bush made a campaign pledge to work with Congress, environmental groups, and industry to “reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury and carbon dioxide within a reasonable period of time” from power plants using an emissions trading system. Soon after taking office however, President Bush reversed that…


Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pro Forma Session