Monthly Archives: June 2013

10th Anniversary of Whitman’s Departure from EPA, Anti-Environmentalist Takeover of GOP

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of Christine Todd Whitman’s last day as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  The anniversary is especially poignant coming just two days after President Obama announced aggressive executive branch action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.  After all, President Obama is fulfilling a campaign pledge – a campaign […]

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Keystone, Activism, and Pure Cap-and-Dividend

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Environmental activists have made stopping the expansion of TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline a top priority.  Keystone XL, the expansion project, would transport Canadian tar sands oil to markets in the United States and beyond.  (A proposed southern addition to the pipeline would carry oil to the Gulf of Mexico, facilitating further transport by oil tanker.)  The […]

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With Bachmann Out, Is Science Back In? (Part I)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) announced last week that she will not run for reelection in 2014.  Her departure is good news for anyone who believes policymakers should embrace science.  Consider the comments Bachmann made about climate change on the House floor in 2009: “We’re told the crux of this problem is human activity. It’s human […]

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