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The Carbon Debate. Are We Back to Square 1?

June 9, 2010
The Carbon Debate. Are We Back to Square 1?

The GOP is accusing the EPA of using the Gulf Spill as a political tool to advance the climate change legislation agenda. Call it whatever you want to call it but the spill should be used as some force for change and whether that is a political, cultural or any other kind of tool, semantics […]

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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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