Politics

No such thing as a feebate lunch

Remember that cool experiment in feebates that was about to pass through California’s Assembly? Guess not.

The Endorsmenator

On the Schwarzenegger endorsement

There is speculation all over the place about a Schwarzenegger endorsement. "Sources" tell CNN that he’ll endorse McCain tomorrow. McCain’s a gimmee for Arnie — another maverick Republican who supports action on global warming. And …

Senators include clean-energy incentives in economic stimulus bill

More than 40 senators, of both the Democrat and Republican persuasion, got behind a successful effort to include green-job boosting and renewable-energy incentives in the Senate version of an economic stimulus package. The legislation passed …

Let the sunshine in

Judicial ethics and global warming

Community Rights Counsel has spent much of the last decade researching and documenting undue, anti-environmental corporate influence on the federal judiciary, exposing the proliferation of privately-funded junkets billed as "judicial education seminars." Through reports such …

Barbara Boxer is on the hunt …

… for 60 votes (sub rqd) to overcome the inevitable filibuster of Lieberman-Warner. Meanwhile, Friends of the Earth — the only green group to come out against L-W early and consistently — has launched a …

Obama joins Illinois legislators pushing to revive FutureGen

When the DOE announced it was yanking support for FutureGen, I wondered where Obama would come down on it. Pro-Illinois, or pro-green-coal-haters? Here’s our answer: Nine members of Illinois’ congressional delegation are urging President Bush …

'It's time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path'

More on the powerful legacy Edwards leaves behind in the presidential race

So Edwards dropped out today. (Jockeying has already begun to secure his endorsement.) Here is his graceful announcement: Here is Grist’s factsheet on Edwards’ environmental record; here is our interview with Edwards. It’s practically become …

Green groups sue over eased restrictions on wolf kills

Seven green groups have sued over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan that would loosen restrictions on killing gray wolves in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.

John Edwards drops out of presidential race

Democrat John Edwards is expected to drop out of the presidential race today following poor finishes in recent state primaries. Edwards played a key role in pressuring the other leading Dems to toughen their environmental …