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Republicans Contribute to Climate Change but Resist Aid for Sandy Relief

Republican resistance to environmental protections and unwavering support for fossil fuels drives climate change, yet they oppose aid to those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Conventional wisdom indicates that individual storms cannot be attributed to climate change. However, as explained in a Scientific American article, “that statement does not mean that we cannot say that climate change is making storms…

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Climate Change, US Debt and Deficits: House Reps Urge Congressional Colleagues to Put a Price on Carbon

US House representatives are once again urging Congressional colleagues to establish a price on carbon. Doing so offers the best possible path forward in dealing with several urgent issues facing the US: government debt, deficits, the economy and the environment, they assert.

A national education program is needed to counter the forces of planned ignorance and confusion on climate change

Education Campaign to Combat Climate Change Denial

To help combat American┬áconfusion on climate change, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif), sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu urging him to launch a national climate change education campaign. Despite growing scientific evidence and extreme weather, many Americans appear to be very confused about the┬ácauses and dangers of climate change. Henry Waxman, the top Democrat on the House Energy and…

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A majority of Americans don't agree with GOP attacks on the EPA

Republican’s Launch a Covert Assault on the Environment

Editor’s note: This post originally published in Richard’s blog “The Green Market” and is republished here with his permission Under the cover of America’s preoccupation with the debt ceiling the Republicans are launching an all out offensive against the Environment. This is the latest attempt by Republicans to slash funding to the EPA and undermine environmental regulations. Cutting funding on…

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Natural Gas Has a Dirty Secret

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evidence that oil and gas companies were using diesel gas to extract gas from the ground. Natural gas companies have insisted that their newly popular hydraulic fracturing (known…

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Waxman-Markey Comes to Washington

A brief summary of Waxman-Markey energy and climate legislation. Now passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will it pass Congress intact this year?

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The Cost of Climate Change Legislation – The Real Global Warming Alarmists

Henry Waxman grills New Gingrich over his use of misrepresented numbers about the cost to taxpayers of climate change legislation.