Tag Archives: Politics

George Bush and the Environment, One Last Time

George Bush gave his final State of the Union Address last night. Okay, quiet down, he still has a year left. Bush touched on several points concerning the environment and energy, to wit: Pledging $2 billion over three years to an international “clean energy technology fund  A commitment to work with other nations and the UN to come to a climate change agreement by 2009 A reduction of American …

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Boxer and EPA Director Spar Over California Waiver – Documents Censored with Duct Tape

Back in December I wrote about, as did many others, the long-awaited decision from the Environmental Protection Agency to grant California a waiver (like it has done some 50 or so times before) allowing California to enforce a state law regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks.  Despite the automakers losing four separate lawsuits trying to stop it, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in …

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Another Look at the Polar Bear in Canada

I wrote last week on a controversial decision by the US Fish & Wildlife service to delay a scheduled recommendation to Department of Interior Director Dirk Kempthorne for consideration of listing the Polar Bear as threatened under the endangered species act. Several environmental groups have threatened to sue the government to force quicker action on “deciding the fate” of the polar bear. Now Arctic Inuit groups …

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Bush Administration Leaves Polar Bear Adrift on Shrinking Ice

If any one particular species has come to symbolize climate change, especially in the north, it is the Polar Bear. Today was to be a special day for the polar bear, with Department of Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne deciding, based on a recommendation from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, whether to list the bear as threatened under the endangered species act, the first to be …

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Senator Inhofe Busts Open the Climate Change Debate

Well, not really of course. But Inhofe never stops trying, once again showing us his not-so-subtle mix of flawed logic and authoritarian politics. I’d like to believe that most people concerned enough about climate change to learn something about it can easily get beyond the double-reverse-alarmism-called-science methods Inhofe typically employs (as I like to call it – “scaring” us about the evil plot of climate change from rogue …

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The EPA and Bush Administration to California: Go Screw Yourself

After waiting more than two years to make a decision the Environmental Protection Agency has refused to provide the required waiver allowing enforcement of a California law to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in cars and trucks. Automakers had taken the states to courts on 4 previous occasions and lost each decision (the latest was just last week), and the Supreme Court ruled last year that the …

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Dana Perino on Global Warming: One Crazy Theory is as Good as Another

I don’t see much difference between attributing every last hot day, flood, fire, or hurricane on global warming or touting its “health benefits”. Global climate is not local or regional weather. White House press secretary Dana Perino doesn’t seem to have the visionary scale in place to fully comprehend the issue when she offers to reporters the assertion that there is verifiable research demonstrating the health benefits of global warming. On …

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