Environmental Politics

Farm Bureau Declares War on Climate Bill

After getting major concessions in return for bare acquiescence on the House climate bill, the nation's main agribusiness lobby declared it will try to kill climate legislation altogether in the Senate, using conservative rhetoric about a federal "power grab" and expressing doubt about whether human activities are causing global warming.

Source: Reuters, 01/12/2010

EPA Research Head Confirmed After Vitter Deal

"EPA Administrator Lisa Perez Jackson and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., reached a Christmas Eve accord that will give the National Academy of Sciences a role in the EPA's review of the risks of formaldehyde, and allowed the Senate to confirm Paul Anastas as the EPA's director of research and development."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 12/30/2009


Subscribe to RSS - Environmental Politics