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The most anti-environment Congress ever?


Analysis by Democrats shows the Republican-dominated Congress has voted 125 times on measures that undermine environmental laws and the powers of the EPA This concerns US democracy but it could probably apply to the Harper Government™’s war on science just … Continue reading

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Former EPA water admin Grumbles discusses impact of fracking on resources


How will hydraulic fracturing and other energy recovery methods affect the nation’s diminishing water supply? During today’s OnPoint, Ben Grumbles, the former assistant administrator for water at U.S. EPA and current president of the Clean Water America Alliance, discusses water … Continue reading

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Experts create first legal roadmap to tackle local ocean acidification hotspots


Coastal communities hard hit by ocean acidification hotspots have more options than they may realize, says an interdisciplinary team of science and legal experts. In a paper published in the journal Science, experts from Stanford University‘s Center for Ocean Solutions … Continue reading

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Democrats roll out climate change big guns, Republicans remain immune


Climate hearing appears to fail to sway Republicans before Thursday’s vote on curbing Obama‘s green ambitions Democrats have attempted to get Republicans to confront the science on climate change, in an effort to halt moves to block regulation of greenhouse … Continue reading

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Pressure Limits Efforts to Police Drilling for Gas


When Congress considered whether to regulate more closely the handling of wastes from oil and gas drilling in the 1980s, it turned to the Environmental Protection Agency to research the matter. E.P.A. researchers concluded that some of the drillers’ waste … Continue reading

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Republicans attack Obama’s environmental protection from all sides


Yes, I know that it’s about the USA, reported in a British paper but we in Canada face a similar onslaught: Environmental protection in US under attack from extremist Tea Partiers backed by big business It started on a sultry … Continue reading

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Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated


The United States is poised to bet its energy future on natural gas as a clean, plentiful fuel that can supplant coal and oil. But new research by the Environmental Protection Agency—and a growing understanding of the pollution associated with … Continue reading

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