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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Fighting the Joe Millers of the World – Climate Denial, Politics, and Progress

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Joe Miller, Sarah Palin’s choice candidate for one of Alaska’s Senate seats, does not believe in climate change. That didn’t bother Alaska voters this week as Miller bested Senator Lisa Murkowski in the state’s Republican primary. If that weren’t worrisome enough, it also emerged that the fossil fuel industry spent eight…

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Climate Change Legislation Thwarted, Oil Spill Legislation Still Alive

Republicans have undermined climate and energy legislation, but more modest provisions focused on accountability and a proactive approach to oil spills still have a good chance of being passed into law this summer. On July 23 2010, Senate majority leader Harry Reid acknowledged that due to Republican opposition, Democrats would not be able to secure the required number of votes to pass the energy and climate bill before recess….

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News Break: Senate Rejects Murkowski Resolution, Blocks “Big Oil Bailout”

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s resolution that would have essentially overturned the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to human health and welfare was voted down today in the Senate 53-47. Press release from the Sierra Club: The Senate did the right thing today. With oil still gushing into the Gulf because of a Wild West…

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Senator Murkowski, the EPA, and Lobbyist Money

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has been in the news a lot lately from her aggressive stance in opposition to the EPA endangerment finding showing that greenhouse gas emissions constitute a threat to human health and welfare, allowing regulation of GHG’s under the Clean Air Act. But that’s not all that has been bringing attention to Murkowski – recent news that…

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Obama’s Polar Bear Action

Polar bears have been cut a tough deal but help is on its way. The Bush administration recognized them as an endangered species due to their shrinking habitat, yet did nothing to prevent the actual causes behind this. And on its way out, the previous government made matters worse, leaving their protection up to the discretion of regular federal officers…

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