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Bush Announces Deadline for Cutting Green House Gasses

April 16, 2008
Bush Announces Deadline for Cutting Green House Gasses

Can we Wait until 2025? Today the White House was very busy. The pope’s visit brought more than 13,500 um…”fans”? And somehow the President still found time to make his speech about a new vision for policy on green house gasses. The President Post Speach. Photo: NY Times Among the issues discussed during his rose […]

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U.S. Near a Tipping Point on Global Warming?

February 22, 2007
U.S. Near a Tipping Point on Global Warming?

US policy on global warming seems headed for a tipping point, with politicians, business leaders and economists joining environmentalists to call for new laws to limit greenhouse gases that spur climate change. So far, the Bush administration has rejected these calls, but has been at pains to stress its commitment to dealing with global warming. […]

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Bush Considers Allowing Oil Drilling in Alaska

December 7, 2006
Bush Considers Allowing Oil Drilling in Alaska

President Bush is considering whether to lift the 17-year-old moratorium on energy drilling in the waters off southwestern Alaska, a White House spokeswoman said Sunday, which would allow oil and gas companies to try to tap into more than five trillion cubic feet of natural gas that lies beneath rich fishing grounds. The push to […]

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Supreme Court Hot & Cold About Global Warming

December 5, 2006

From The New Yorker: Thirty-six years ago this month, President Nixon signed the Clean Air Act in a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. The act—the product of a bipartisan effort extraordinary even for a day when bipartisanship was unexceptional—had been hammered out by a group of senators that included Democrats Edmund […]

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Supreme Court Hears Global Warming Case

November 30, 2006
Supreme Court Hears Global Warming Case

Frustrated by Bush administration inaction on global warming, states and environmentalists urged the Supreme Court Wednesday to declare greenhouse gases to be air pollutants that the government must regulate. The court’s first case on the politically charged topic showed an apparent split between its liberal and conservative justices, with Anthony Kennedy potentially the decisive vote […]

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