Month: April 2008

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George “Read My Lips, I’m Doing a Lot For the

Writing in Salon Andrew Leonard said that president Bush looked pretty darned annoyed throughout his speech today outlining his “principals” (I am unable to find any reports that actually call it a plan) to halt the growth in carbon emissions by 2025 (reminds of a song from my youth, but that’s another story). Leonard reports that at […]Read More

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White House “Mulling Over” New CO2 Proposals – Top Emitters

A couple of quick news items for the day… It is reported today that president Bush is weighing options  the possibility of proposing some form of mandatory greenhouse gas emission standards for the U.S. While it remains unclear what exactly is on Bush’s mind (ahem) it appears as if there could be an announcement as soon […]Read More

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Senate Committee Subpoena’s EPA for Documents Relating to Denied California

We really couldn’t go a whole week without some story involving the EPA, could we? Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, issued a third subpoena this week demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency produce un-redacted documents relating to the EPA’s process in denying California’s waiver allowing the state (and 16 […]Read More

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Al Gore: The Audacity of Optimism and Defining a Generation’s

Al Gore deputed his new slide show at the TED Conference in Monterey California. Gore calls for a “generational mission” inspired by the “globally strategic” nature of the climate crises and the urgency of an effective response. It’s not always easy to find a reason for optimism, but Gore gives it a good try. Better than most. […]Read More