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Senate settles on a grab bag of political favors in place of an energy policy

Next week, the Senate plans to consider the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, a hodgepodge of subsidies and tax credits that reflects the …

'Prosecution would focus the mind on the ethical problem'

House holds hearing on MMS scandal; Kempthorne recommends ethics training

On Thursday the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the MMS scandal currently providing humorists with so many drilling puns. Pelosi’s blog has …

Scherer fire

Time’s Michael Scherer strains unsuccessfully to find equivalence in campaign ads

Time’s Michael Scherer wrote a dopey post trying to tag Obama for misleading ads. The Social Security part was dismantled by Media Matters, with additional …

And by 'permanent slowdown,' I mean economic growth and improved public health

CARB shoots down the ‘economy vs. environment’ myth … again

The other day, contemplating an Economist story on geoengineering, Andrew Sullivan said, “I much prefer the idea of developing new non-carbon technologies or experimenting with …

Meet me, here, now

Meet the Bloggers on enviro issues and the election, live, here, now

Just a reminder, I’m going to be on Meet the Bloggers today at 1 p.m. EDT (now!) talking about energy, the environment, and the elections. …

Must 'science' mean 'corporate science'?

Wired: Two top Obama science advisors are tied to Monsanto and Amgen

I hope the executive branch’s "war on science" era ends in January. Heading into a period of climate change, tight fossil energy supplies, growing trouble …

States say Pentagon bullies them into not enforcing toxic cleanups

Environmental regulators from more than a dozen states have accused the U.S. Department of Defense of retaliating against them for attempting to enforce cleanup of …

Chicago unveils detailed climate plan

Chicago unveiled an ambitious climate-change plan on Thursday aimed at cutting its greenhouse-gas emissions 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 as part of its …

Senate Race '08: The other big story in Alaska

Democrat Mark Begich looks to unseat indicted Ted Stevens

Sarah Palin isn’t the only Alaskan in a hot race this election season. Enviros are also closely watching the state’s Senate race, which has incumbent …