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Will it ever end? … Hopefully not …

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of the heartening elements of the past few months, with some (sometimes notable exceptions): the stream of competent to highly competent, morally strong to highly morally strong people who have been nominated for and moved into Obama Administration positions. A quick note on one of these: Gina McCarthy, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of […]

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Tags: Energy

Dingell: A Dingbat Visit to the Auto Show?

January 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

According to the Detroit News, Congressman John Dingell plans to introduce ‘meaningful’ global warming legislation, but “Dingell didn’t think the auto industry should be the targeted in that bill, given the recent increase in fuel economy requirements. ” “We’ve had everybody else get practically a free ride and auto industry has to come up with […]

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Tags: automobiles · environmental · politics

Bush Admin tramples States’ Rights … Again

December 20th, 2007 · Comments Off on Bush Admin tramples States’ Rights … Again

This evening, shortly after George W. Bush signed the weakened Energy Bill into law, EPA administrator Stephen Johnson announced that California (and the 16 states that had pledged to adopt California’s standards) will not be granted a waiver from the clean air act to put stricter pollution controls on vehicles and drive a higher CAFE standard than is included […]

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Tags: automobiles · carbon dioxide · Congress · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy · politics