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McCain thunders against ag subsidies, vows fealty to trade agenda

Speaking before the National Restaurant Association on Monday, John McCain delivered a stirring rant against agriculture subsidies and the latest farm bill (text here.) No doubt burnishing his "maverick" image among editorial writers, the senator lambasted the bill as a …

Climate & Energy

Sen. Boxer’s summary of her Manager’s Amendment to Lieberman-Warner

On Friday, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Barbara Boxer circulated a document summarizing her “substitute amendment” to the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act. This is likely the version of the bill that will go to the floor. We’ll post some …

Politics

Grist talks to underdog Oregon Senate contender Steve Novick

Tomorrow is the presidential primary in both Oregon and Kentucky, but it’s also a key Senate primary in Oregon, where two Democrats are facing off to see who will get to take a crack at unseating Gordon Smith, the sole …

Climate & Energy

Permit auctions: the mark of progressive cap-and-trade

I missed this last week, but Kevin Drum is doing God’s work explaining the difference between cap-and-auction and cap-and-giveaway to the progressive masses. I did the same thing here, but as usual used way too many words.

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In Oregon, Dem candidate admits ignorance on biggest environmental story in PNW

For enviros in the Pacific Northwest, the Hanford nuclear site is a Very Big Deal. The decommissioned nuclear production complex along the Columbia River in central Washington manufactured the plutonium used in the first nuclear bomb. Today, Hanford is the …

Climate & Energy

Waxman discloses evidence that White House influenced EPA California waiver

It's been a matter of extreme controversy since last December, when EPA -- confronted with an impending front-page Washington Post exclusive -- suddenly announced it was denying California's request to enforce its greenhouse gas standards for motor vehicles. After months …

Climate & Energy

The House is lagging behind the Senate on climate change

The Hill is ablaze with discussion of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which is expected to hit the Senate floor in early June. But on the House side, movement on climate legislation has been slow and quiet. Several bills have …

Climate & Energy

Sebelius …

… continues to kick ass.

Climate & Energy

Limbaugh angry about being smarter than McCain

“It offends me that a man running for the president of the United States knows 10% of what I know about this. It offends me. In the case of Obama and Hillary, they know what they’re spewing is a bunch …