The Environmental Protection Agency denied new emissions proposals from California and 16 other states Wednesday that would set guidelines for automakers. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and a former EPA official debate who should regulate emissions. Continue reading
The U.N. climate change conference ended in Bali Saturday with a last-minute deal that sets the terms of a “roadmap” for a new climate change treaty. The talks were described as emotional, with discontent directed toward U.S. objections to specific emissions caps. A U.S. negotiator and a climate analyst assess the talks. Continue reading
Both the United States and China — the world’s biggest polluters — have rejected the idea of including specific emissions limits in the final document that will come out of the talks at the United Nations climate change conference in Bali.