Andrew Burger

World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds: Dirty is Clean

A coalition of public watchdog groups have issued a scathing report criticizing the World Bank’s “Climate Investment Funds,” asserting that the Group’s track record in investing public funds to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change is the clearest evidence against granting the Group any control over such funds.

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World Ocean Council formed to foster sustainable seas

Like the atmosphere, efforts to develop and foster sustainable use policies for the world’s ocean require a globally inclusive approach that spans the public and private sectors. Encouragingly, the World Ocean Council at its inaugural meeting brought together participants from around the world and across industry sectors to do just that.

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Bailout? Goverment Should Lead Takeover of “Big 3”

They’re baaack…The “Big 3” automakers are back lobbying Washington D.C. lawmakers to expropriate billions of dollars to guarantee some $50 billion in loans they say they need to carry out restructuring plans. Better idea: Why doesn’t government, along with any private sector investors big and brave enough, just get it over with, take them over, boot out management, restructure and re-privatize them?

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Giving Ethanol a Bad Name

Three environmental groups are once again on the EPA’s case after the agency denied Texas Governor Rick Perry’s request to temporarily waive federal ethanol mandates. The Renewable Fuel Standard, as written, is misguided and lacks sound environmental protections according to the  Clean Air Task Force, Environmental Working Group and Friends of the Earth. It is forcing farmers to plow up marginal land and wildlife habitat, while …

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