Environmental Politics

Enviros: Fla. Gov. Scott's Pick To Head DEP Has Conflict of Interest

"A pair of environmental groups are complaining to federal officials that the shipyard executive Gov. Rick Scott picked to lead the Department of Environment Protection cannot oversee a program that regulates how much industrial pollution can be dumped into the state’s waters. The reason: Herschel Vinyard’s previous employer, a Jacksonville shipyard, held just such a pollution permit."

Source: St. Petersburg Times, 02/25/2011

Maine Gov on BPA: 'Worst Case Is Some Women May Have Little Beards'

The debate in Maine and the US at large over BPA, an estrogen-disrupting chemical common in plastics, may be shaped by a comment of Maine's newly elected, Tea Party-backed GOP governor, Paul LePage. "The worst case is some women may have little beards," he said.

Source: Bangor Daily News, 02/24/2011

"Montanans Protest Republican Assault On Workers, Environment"

"Protests against union-busting state bills and cuts to state programs are spreading from Wisconsin across the country today. In Montana, the environment is front and center as protesters challenge Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, on his budgetary plans, which they say cut health, nvironmental, and labor programs to pay for corporate tax cuts."

Source: ENS, 02/23/2011


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