December 24, 2008–The Obama administration is taking shape with many key environmental appointments to the cabinet and elsewhere. This is the first half of our guide to the new players, their backgrounds and agendas.
December 24, 2008–The Obama administration is taking shape with many key environmental appointments to the cabinet and elsewhere. This is the second half of our guide to the new players, their backgrounds and agendas.
December 10, 2008–On Dec. 2, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could decide whether the Clean Water Act (CWA) allows EPA to weigh costs and benefits when determining the best technology available for the cooling water intake structures at existing power plants.
November 15, 2008–While both McCain and Obama have tried to paint themselves green, several national environmental reporters covering the campaign agree that the two have distinctly different approaches.
November 15, 2008–Scientists advising the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on air pollution issues are criticizing EPA higher-ups for ignoring their scientific counsel. Specifically, they are accusing the Bush Administration of excising science from the process the agency uses to determine how clean the air we breathe should be. The Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) challenges EPA administrator Stephen L. Johnson.
November 15, 2008–When the journalist and author William F. Buckley Jr. died last February, much was written and said about his seminal role in the growth of the modern conservative movement after he founded National Review magazine in 1955. Read as The Beat checks in on a few of the most influential journalists and publications identified with the conservative and libertarian regions of the political spectrum to offer a sampling of their recent treatment of environmental matters.
November 12, 2008–It's possible that the US Congress will give final approval during its lame duck session to an omnibus bill that contains more than 150 individual bills targeted at protecting, improving, or revising management of various public lands all over the country
October 29, 2008–Even before the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election happens, various groups are beginning to draft or post ambitious environment-related agendas for the next administration to follow... should it wish to.
October 15, 2008–US Supreme Court to hear six cases with important environmental implications. Issues involved are: use of sonar in Naval training; logging in California; power plant operation; disposal of mining wastes; royalties paid to the Navajo Nation on coal leases; and liability under Superfund law.