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Survey Shows EPA Scientists Experience “Political Manipulation”

The Union of Concerned Scientists reported today that of 1,600 scientist at Environmental Protection Agency that responded to a detailed online survey, more than half said that they had been subject to political interference in their work. Francesca Grifo, the director of the UCS Scientific Integrity Program, says the survey results show “an agency in crises”. Researchers […]Read More

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Earth Day: Celebrate by Calling Congress

The original Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, is to this day considered one of the most phenomenal moments in American democracy. Said the American Heritage magazine in October of 1993: …on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the mostremarkable happenings in the history of democracy… In the spirit of Earth […]Read More

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Dianne Feinstein on the Climate Security Act ad Emission Allowance

Following is a copy of an email I just recieved from Senator Dianne Feinstein – Dear Mr. Schueneman: Thank you for writing to me to share your support for the “Climate Security Act of 2007.” I appreciate hearing from you and welcome this opportunity to respond. On October 18, 2007, Senators Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT) and […]Read More

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Climate Change Talks Conclude in Paris

The third “Major Economies Meeting” concluded in Paris today after getting of to a rocky start in the wake heavy criticism of president George Bush’s speech on Wednesday calling for a halt to U.S. emissions growth by 2025, considered by most as not ambitious enough and without any real policy proposals to meet even this goal. […]Read More

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George “Read My Lips, I’m Doing a Lot For the

Writing in Salon Andrew Leonard said that president Bush looked pretty darned annoyed throughout his speech today outlining his “principals” (I am unable to find any reports that actually call it a plan) to halt the growth in carbon emissions by 2025 (reminds of a song from my youth, but that’s another story). Leonard reports that at […]Read More

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White House “Mulling Over” New CO2 Proposals – Top Emitters

A couple of quick news items for the day… It is reported today that president Bush is weighing options  the possibility of proposing some form of mandatory greenhouse gas emission standards for the U.S. While it remains unclear what exactly is on Bush’s mind (ahem) it appears as if there could be an announcement as soon […]Read More

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Senate Committee Subpoena’s EPA for Documents Relating to Denied California

We really couldn’t go a whole week without some story involving the EPA, could we? Henry Waxman, Chairman of the Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, issued a third subpoena this week demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency produce un-redacted documents relating to the EPA’s process in denying California’s waiver allowing the state (and 16 […]Read More