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Are Unilateral Climate Change Policies Creating the "Perfect Storm?"
World Energy (2008)
  • Richard O. Faulk
  • John S. Gray
Abstract
As the maelstrom approaches, and as the complications proliferate, the comforting idea of a “green” nation is progressively darkened by uncertainties. This article discusses just a few of them. First, we will examine the interrelationships between energy, environmental and economic policy and the complicated domestic and international concerns raised by the “cap and trade” regulatory regime envisioned by the Lieberman-Warner bill. Second, we will describe how a single development in environmental policy – the recent listing of the polar bear as a “threatened species” under the Endangered Species Act – can dictate inflexible policies that, even standing alone, can alter the course of fiscal policies profoundly.
Keywords
  • climate change,
  • cap and trade,
  • endangered species,
  • global warming
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Publication Date
June, 2008
Citation Information
Richard O. Faulk and John S. Gray. "Are Unilateral Climate Change Policies Creating the "Perfect Storm?"" World Energy Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_faulk/18/