Month: July 2008

Climate Change and Politics Environmental News Environmental Protection Agency Global Warming News Government Politics

News Break: The Love Fest Between the EPA and California

California State Attorney General Jerry Brown is filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Planet Ark, an environmental news service of Reuters, for “wantonly” failing in its duty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from ships, aircraft, and construction and agricultural equipment. Brown announced the lawsuit today at a press conference in Long Beach, California. The filing marks […]Read More

Climate Change and Politics Environmental Protection Agency Government Politics

EPA’s Stephen Johnson Under Fire to Resign: It Wasn’t Always

Saying she has “lost all confidence” in Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson’s ability to carry out his agency’s mission, Senate Environmental and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer called on him to resign his post. Joining Boxer were three other Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Frank Lautenberg of New […]Read More

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EPA Gag Order: Put a Sock in It

The Environmental Protection Agency, in an email sent last month, has ordered their employees not to “respond to questions or make any statements” – from anyone. Including congressional investigators, reporters, or even the EPA Office of Inspector General. Whatever is going on in the EPA, it’s none of our damn business (not even the EPA’s oversight […]Read More

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Time for a New Green Deal

The New Economics Foundation invokes the spirit of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal in urging UK government, and leader worldwide to launch an aggressive campaign to tackle the twin problems of the current financial crisis and environmental degradation, particularly as it relates to growing greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and energy and food resources development and management.Read More