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Like many other requirements of the Clean Air Act (the Act), the standards of performance under section 111 are designed and implemented through a federal-state partnership. EPA lists the categorie

The Future of Coal under Carbon Cap and Trade

Submission to Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

WRI submitted this document on September 14th 2007 to the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, in response to the Committee's invitation to submit written testimony....

Climate Policy in the State Laboratory

How States Influence Federal Regulation and the Implications for U.S. Policy

This report analyzes the prospects of state efforts to address climate change by looking at a range of case studies to determine what characteristics of state policy innovation may be indicators of successful federal adoption.

A Green Employment Tax Swap

Using a Carbon Tax to Finance Payroll Tax Relief

Highlights the potential economic and environmental benefits of a revenue neutral tax reform where a national tax on carbon emissions is paired with a reduction in the payroll tax so the reform is both revenue and distributionally neutral.

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