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Climate & Energy

Waxman-Markey permit allocation plan: could be worse

As Grist readers know, the House Energy Committee has been behind closed doors hashing out a compromise version of the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill. Some details of the compromise were announced earlier this week. Today saw the release of …

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EPA clears waterboarding for Appalachia

As American citizens in Mingo County and other areas of the flood-stricken Kentucky and West Virginia coalfields continue to dig themselves out of the muck, indefatigable Charleston Gazette reporter Ken Ward is reporting on his Coal Tattoo blog that the …

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Waxman and Markey divvy up the goods — I wish my parents had given me allowances like this!

Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) have circulated a draft proposal of allowance allocations for their landmark energy and climate legislation (see here and below). They explain: Emission allowances will be allocated to accomplish three primary goals: (1) to …

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EPA administrator Lisa Jackson on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart had two green-related segments last night. First was an interview with EPA administrator Lisa Jackson: The second was a hilarious Samantha Bee bit on Michelle Obama’s organic garden and Big Ag’s opposition to it:

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New York Times runs absurdly misleading headline on Revkin’s sea level rise (non)story

Study Halves Prediction of Rising Seas You have got to be kidding me. Just for the record, the study doesn’t actually alter the “prediction of rising seas” in your lifetime — or your grandchildren’s lifetimes — one inch. More accurate …

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Is the U.S. consumption binge over?

It looks like U.S. carbon dioxide emissions peaked in 2007. But are we really seeing the start of an even more fundamental change in the U.S. economy, driven by the hyper-recession, team Obama and other major trends (like peak oil …

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Waxman’s big get: VA Rep. Boucher

“Key Dem backs Waxman climate bill” is how Politico reported this afternoon’s big breaking news.  Boucher is … a coal-country Democrat whose support signals the backing of industrial state Democrats in the south and Midwest. “I intend to vote yes …

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The Lancet’s landmark Health Commission

Lead author Anthony Costello says that failure to act will result in an intergenerational injustice, with our children and grandchildren scorning our generation for ignoring the climate change threat –- with moral outrage similar to how we today look back …

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American Public Wants Climate Policy

After reading earlier this week that only 24 percent of Americans know what cap and trade is (and in the same day, that 88 million votes were cast in last week’s round of American Idol), I needed a little pick-me-up. …