Eliminating or scaling back tax expenditures that promote production and consumption of fossil fuels would reduce the budget deficit, promote economic efficiency, and be a step towards more environmentally friendly tax law.
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Paying for Environmental Performance: Estimating the Environmental Outcomes of Agricultural Best Management Practices
How can the estimation of environmental outcomes be used to effectively allocate conservation funding, and what additional steps are needed to improve this process?
Dr. Jonathan Pershing testifies at the Hearing on Climate Change -- International Issues, Engaging Developing Countries on March 27, 2007
Options for U.S. climate policy design and implementation
This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on options for U.S. climate policy design and implementation....
Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities and the 2007 Farm Bill
How can managers of agricultural operations reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? What opportunities exist under the Conservation Title of the 2007 Farm Bill to enhance climate change mitigation opportunities from the U.S. agricultural sector?
Jonathan Lash's testimony before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee...
This document contains WRI's responses to questions from the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on the impacts that biofuels promotion, especially ethanol, might contribute to energy security and efforts to combat climate change....
Explains how reverse auctions can be used as a cost-effective method for allocating funding in US Farm Bill Conservation Programs.
How will U.S. agriculture be affected by climate change and how do farmers benefit by decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions?
The Environmental and Economic Impacts of Increased Grain Ethanol Production in the U.S.
Can we increase grain ethanol production without risk to soil and water resources?