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COLUMN – Massachusetts election kills U.S. cap-and-trade: John Kemp

January 20, 2010

— John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

By John Kemp

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The Republican Party’s stunning special election victory in deep-blue Massachusetts has killed any lingering prospect of passing U.S. cap-and-trade legislation in 2010, and with it international negotiations to produce a binding climate accord before the end of the year.

US EPA moves on emissions as Congress stalls

December 7, 2009

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Director Lisa Jackson announces a new Obama administration position that greenhouse gasses are a threat to public health at the EPA in Washington, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  By Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday cleared the way for regulation of greenhouse gases without new laws passed by Congress, reflecting President Barack Obama’s commitment to act on climate change as a major summit opened in Copenhagen.