On September 6, 2011, Business Roundtable brought together budget, legislative and business experts to examine the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. “Meeting the Challenges of Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction” will offered three in-depth panel discussions. Speakers discussed the committee’s statutory duties, the possibilities of program cuts and entitlement reforms, and the role of tax reform in promoting economic growth and job creation.
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For transcripts of each panel, you can view the pages below:
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is a new 875-mile crude oil pipeline that would begin in Alberta, Canada, and would extend through Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, where it would link up with a southern leg already under construction for delivery of oil to the Gulf Coast.
Coal combustion residual products are currently managed as non-hazardous waste under state regulatory authority. Approximately 45 percent of these products are beneficially used in cement, wallboard, agricultural and other applications.
Ozone is a major component of smog. Ozone is not a pollutant emitted into the air; rather, it is the product of chemical reactions among nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO), and methane (CH4).
Multiple federal agencies are considering regulating hydraulic fracturing. EPA, in April, 2012, finalized a suite of four new regulations for the oil and natural gas industry, including the first federal air standard for wells that are hydraulically fractured.
In Massachusetts v. EPA (2007), the Supreme Court held that greenhouse gases (GHGs) constitute air pollutants that can be regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Court further found that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must determine whether GHG emissions from new motor vehicles “cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare.”