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Climate & Energy

Dingell takes his ‘hybrid tax’ off the table

The carbon tax camp lost a powerful congressional voice yesterday when Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) announced he was taking "off the table" the hybrid carbon tax proposal he floated last fall that featured a national carbon fee, supplemental increases in …

Food

U.S. health agency says ubiquitous chemical may harm kiddos

A U.S. federal agency has declared that there is “some concern” that chemical bisphenol A can harm the development of children’s brains and reproductive systems. The National Toxicology Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, issued a draft report …

Politics

California bars salmon fishing in state waters

California Fish and Game officials voted Tuesday to bar commercial salmon fishing in state waters, in what was, according to one commissioner, “one of the most painful votes I think we’ve ever taken.” Fishing in federal waters off the California …

Climate & Energy

Responses to Bush’s climate speech

Here's a roundup of responses to Bush's climate speech. We'll add to it as more come in. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming:"By the time President Bush's plan finally starts …

Climate & Energy

Thoughts on Bush’s latest speech on climate change

The whole media world is in a frenzy, yet again, over a Bush speech on climate change. A new strategy! An effort to secure a legacy! Exciting new principles and goals! Even my own bosses are pressing me to come …

Politics

Watch the farce

Connaughton is on CSPAN right now — the amount of BS flying around honestly defies belief.

Climate & Energy

President Bush’s speech on climate change, 16 April 2008, as prepared for delivery

Just over the transom, from the White House: This afternoon the President will deliver a statement in which he sets a new intermediate national goal for stopping the growth of greenhouse gas emissions. The President’s announcement comes as this week’s …

Climate & Energy

McCain’s gas tax holiday from reality

John McCain has a brilliant, original idea: Let's encourage Americans to drive more by lifting the gas tax for a summer "holiday." Presumably it's the same principle as the "surge" in Iraq: so many soldiers are getting killed, let's send …

Climate & Energy

Governors gather to gab about climate

A group of influential governors will meet this week at Yale University to discuss taking the reins in the fight against climate change. The discussion will center around “blending a set of state efforts, some of which are already up …