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Waxman wins a round in battle over EPA car scandal

Score one round this morning for Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Waxman's panel is among those investigating the Bush administration's decision -- contrary to EPA staff advice -- to reject California's greenhouse-gas …

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Bush rehashes same ol’ environmental ideas in final State of the Union speech

In his last State of the Union address on Monday night, President Bush called for “an international agreement that has the potential to slow, stop, and eventually reverse the growth of greenhouse gases.” But don’t get excited — he hasn’t …

Climate & Energy

Robust SOTU debunkery

Wow, if you want a full-meal-deal debunking of the SOTU, point your browser over to ThinkProgress. They’re dismantling the poor thing line by line. There’s the section on energy: Bush said: "Let us fund new technologies that can generate coal …

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Responses to the SOTU …

… from Clinton, Obama, and Edwards. None of them mention climate or energy. Here’s Obama’s on video:

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Sebelius Dem response desultory liveblogging

[UPDATE: Full text of Sebelius’ remarks here.] Obama-esque post-partisan soothing words. A “new American majority.” We’re all one big happy family! Jobs, homes, jobs. Results. Working together. Getting the job done. Relentless pragmatism. Now, when she lauds actual policies and …

Climate & Energy

SOTU desultory liveblogging

Blah blah blah. You know, the guy uses so much flim-flammery, so many deceptive code words, so many feints and misdirections, it’s almost like he’s speaking a different language. I have utterly lost the ability to hear it the way …

Climate & Energy

New ‘air of cooperation’ between Kansas state gov’t and coal companies

This evening, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius will give the Democratic rejoinder to Bush’s SOTU speech. There has been quite a bit of speculation — here on Grist, among other places — about Sebelius’ possible fitness as a VP candidate. Via …

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Three recognition contests for young eco-hero/ines

There are now three, count 'em, three great ways for kids to get recognition, mentoring, media opportunities, and cold hard cash for their grassroots eco-leadership. You've probably heard of one or two of these, but if you know a really …

Climate & Energy

An account of a House hearing on auctioning permits under cap-and-trade

Last Wednesday, the House Global Warming Committee held a hearing on "auctions and revenue recycling in cap and trade," which took a close look at the advantages of auctioning (rather than giving away) pollution permits under a cap and trade …