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U.S. House works on energy bill, passes Interior appropriations bill
29 Jun 2007 at 1:06pm
The House of Representatives is gettin’ jiggy with eco-legislation this week. On Wednesday, it passed a bill declaring that — gasp! — global warming is a “reality,” and mandated funding for climate research. The House hopes to pass comprehensive energy legislation by July 4; proposals on the table include tough …
Jury finds Citgo guilty of criminal Clean Air Act charges
29 Jun 2007 at 1:06pm
In a legal first, oil refiner Citgo has been found guilty of criminal charges under the Clean Air Act. The case — involving two open-air storage tanks in Corpus Christi, Texas, that released the carcinogen benzene into the air — marks the first time criminal violations of the act have …
In Black, climate-conscious youth jazz band, answers readers’ questions
29 Jun 2007 at 1:06pm
Heading back from their tour of Southern California, the teenage members of jazz band In Black are exhausted but excited. They’ve talked to audiences about climate change (and kept their own emissions to a minimum), played some darn good music, and made time to be InterActivists in the middle of …
Leading banks suggest regulation of carbon-offset market
29 Jun 2007 at 1:06pm
Not long ago, the phrase “carbon offset” was a kind of magic. Investing in far-off green projects, the thinking went, made up for emissions at the source. Poof! But complications arose, and now a group of more than 10 major banks wants to move toward regulating the market — at …
Bald eagle soars off threatened-species list, cockfighting banned
29 Jun 2007 at 1:06pm
Two momentous avian occasions occurred this week: on Wednesday, the Louisiana legislature banned cockfighting, making it the last state in the U.S. to do so. And yesterday, federal officials confirmed the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for the iconic bald eagle. First, the cocks: by a unanimous vote in …

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