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Enviro News Wrap: LA Times Says NO to Deniers; Economic Impact of Climate Change; Challenges to EPA Carbon Regulation, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The LATimes has decided to not publish any letters to the editor that contain factual inaccuracies regarding climate change. Not surprisingly, the conservative media freaked out and framed it as a repression of debate. Debate is healthy, but to be of any…

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Environmentalists Take Aim at Senator Murkowski With Parody Website “PolluterHarmony” – Murkowski Claims Unfair

The Give and Take of Washington: If You Can’t Take It, Then Don’t Give It… In a press release last week, Greenpeace announced the launch of PolluterHarmony. The parody website, created through Greenpeace’s PolluterWatch, seeks to match “lobbyists. CEO’s, and propagandists” with easy and willing public officials to help ease the path to buying and selling influence and “sabotage our clean…

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States Seek Court Ruling to Defend Industry Challenge to EPA Endangerment Finding

Sixteen states and New York City have filed a motion in federal court requesting permission to challenge an industry-sponsored “Petition for Review” filed last month in Federal Appeals Court after EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson signed an Endangerment Finding on December 7th stating that greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to human health and welfare. The industry groups challenging the EPA…

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EPA Proposes Ruling Shielding Small Business from Emissions Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a draft proposal to the Office of Management and Budget that would ease any forthcoming greenhouse gas regulations to sources emitting 25,000 tons or more per year.