Hopes were high that international negotiators in Copenhagen last December would hammer out a strong agreement to once and for all take the climate beast by the horns and begin to reign in carbon emissions worldwide. But a new binding formal agreement was not to be

EarthTalk: Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. – Can Obama Get Anything Done?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest in regard to putting limits on greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.? Is there any hope that Obama can get something done?            — Bradley Johnson, Helena, MT Our best hope to date was 2009’s American Clean Energy…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Is the American Power Act Doomed?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at climate legislation this week. One of the most crucial sections in the bill covers off-shore oil drilling, an issue that was supposed to help solve the tricky math of reaching 60 votes. But since…

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The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: the Uphill Climb Begins for the American Power Act

Sources and further reading: Congress.org Huffington Post Climate Progress Greenpeace