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Climate & Energy

New report compares military and climate spending

The Institute for Policy Studies has a new Foreign Policy in Focus report out: "The Budget Compared: Military vs. Climate Security." As you’d expect from the name, it’s a close look at how federal dollars …

Climate & Energy

Kansas dirty-energy advocates make their play to allow coal plants

The fight over coal plants in Kansas has taken another turn. State legislators have introduced a new law that they say is "fair to both sides." That characterization could not be more comical. First of …

Politics

Schwarzenegger endorses McCain for president, cites green credentials

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Photo: AP/Ric Francis California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger officially endorsed fellow Republican John McCain today in the presidential race. The announcement, held at a solar-energy company …

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Cali gov Schwarzenegger endorses John McCain

So Schwarzenegger endorsed McCain today, citing his fight against wasteful spending, his "vision" for protecting the environment ("and the economy simultaneously"), and his national security credentials. Of course McCain’s battle against earmarks is entirely symbolic, …

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California hopes to spur development of less-toxic chemicals

California officials are aiming to spur development of less-toxic chemicals as safer alternatives to widely used toxics and will today unveil their proposals to kick-start the “green chem” revolution. One idea that’s not included on …

Climate & Energy

Greenpeace pulls off a doozy of a stunt

Some fiendishly clever visual protest from Greenpeace: Joe Romm must be flattered.

Politics

All four Republican prez candidates express support for California’s EPA waiver

Last night’s Republican debate spawned at least one memorable surprise: all four GOP candidates appeared to express support for California in its battle with the U.S. EPA to get a waiver it needs to implement …

Climate & Energy

All four Republican candidates support California’s right to a waiver from the Bush EPA

In tonight’s debate, much to my surprise, the Republican candidates got a direct question about the California waiver. Also rather to my surprise, all four said they support California’s right to a waiver. It’s amazing …

Climate & Energy

Notable quotable

"… there are a number of pieces of legislation where [McCain’s] views are out of the mainstream, at least in my view, of conservative Republican thought. So, for instance, he’s opposed to drilling in ANWR, …