Month: April 2008

Environmental News Environmental Protection Agency Government Policy Politics

Survey Shows EPA Scientists Experience “Political Manipulation”

The Union of Concerned Scientists reported today that of 1,600 scientist at Environmental Protection Agency that responded to a detailed online survey, more than half said that they had been subject to political interference in their work. Francesca Grifo, the director of the UCS Scientific Integrity Program, says the survey results show “an agency in crises”. Researchers […]Read More

Energy Non-Renewable Environmental Environmental News Peak Oil

News Break: Crude Oil Still Hitting Record Highs

Last Friday I reported the the record close of crude oil – then at $116.69 a barrel. So long ago… Crude oil futures closed at $119.37 yestereday. As I write this crude oil is trading at $117.12 – down from yesterday’s high but still above the then-record close of last Friday. Tags: crude+oil+price, price+of+a+barrel+of+oil, crude+oil+futuresRead More

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Earth Day: Celebrate by Calling Congress

The original Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, is to this day considered one of the most phenomenal moments in American democracy. Said the American Heritage magazine in October of 1993: …on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the mostremarkable happenings in the history of democracy… In the spirit of Earth […]Read More

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Dianne Feinstein on the Climate Security Act ad Emission Allowance

Following is a copy of an email I just recieved from Senator Dianne Feinstein – Dear Mr. Schueneman: Thank you for writing to me to share your support for the “Climate Security Act of 2007.” I appreciate hearing from you and welcome this opportunity to respond. On October 18, 2007, Senators Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT) and […]Read More

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Climate Change Talks Conclude in Paris

The third “Major Economies Meeting” concluded in Paris today after getting of to a rocky start in the wake heavy criticism of president George Bush’s speech on Wednesday calling for a halt to U.S. emissions growth by 2025, considered by most as not ambitious enough and without any real policy proposals to meet even this goal. […]Read More