Climate Change

"EPA Rejects Challenge To 'Credible, Compelling' Climate Science"

"The Environmental Protection Agency unleashed a full-throated defense on Thursday of scientific evidence that mankind is dangerously warming the planet, and of the Obama administration's unilateral moves to curb the heat-trapping gas emissions scientists blame for climate change."

Source: LA Times, 07/30/2010

"Coal's New Focus on California"

"Appalachian coal-mining interests have donated more than $60,000 to the US Senate campaign of Republican Carly Fiorina, the former HP chief executive who's said she's 'not sure' that climate change is occurring. First reported by California Watch,  the donations are the latest indication that California is a key battleground in the political war over climate change."

Source: Mother Jones, 07/28/2010

Regional, State Interests May Dominate Future Climate & Energy Policy

"The failure of climate legislation in the Senate last week is a blunt reminder of a basic truth, experts say: The nation's energy policies are historically driven by state and regional interests that will trump national agendas in all but the most compelling circumstances.

Source: ClimateWire, 07/28/2010

Efforts to Block EPA's Greenhouse Gas Regulations Back in Play"

"Over the past two years, cap-and-trade advocates used the threat of U.S. EPA climate regulations as a key driver in the push for climate legislation on Capitol Hill. Now, Democratic leaders face the challenge of renewed bipartisan interest in handcuffing EPA before it takes action."

Source: ClimateWire, 07/26/2010


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