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Conservative Supreme Court Justices Affirm Climate Science

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in American Electric Power v. Connecticut may have foreclosed (for now) the possibility of states using federal common law to seek carbon pollution limits …

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An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Hold Polluters Accountable

Today I attended arguments at the US Supreme Court over the question of what role the courts should play in holding polluters accountable for climate change. The Players On one …

After Five Years and Legal Wrangling, Agency Finally Protects South Carolina Wetland

On November 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reasserted basic federal Clean Water Act protections for a 31-acre coastal wetland in Horry County, South Carolina, near Murrells Inlet. That’s the good news.

We the Corporations of the United States …

By Larry J. Schweiger There is an old expression: “Money speaks and politicians listen.” With public confidence in Congress at a low point, the last thing America now needs is …

Water Pollution Dampens Summer Fun

August: the month where every spare moment is spent around water—swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing. As summer wanes, you might consider how much clean streams, lakes and beaches mean to you …

Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean …

Will Congress Act Soon to Protect the Nation’s Waters?

Given how much we all depend on clean water, the answer should be a no-brainer. But believe it or not, this is a decision that each member of Congress now …

A Big Decision Based On a Simple Question

The EPA has dodged the responsibility of addressing the regulation of greenhouse gases that cause global warming for years. In 2007, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that greenhouse gases …

Washington Post Compares EPA Chief to Mr. Magoo

At a recent Senate hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had this back-and-forth with EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: Feinstein, who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that controls the EPA’s budget, asked why …

Reduce Emissions, When Politically Convenient

Just yesterday, President Bush was basking in the glow of the freshly-signed energy bill, taking credit for improved fuel economy standards and expanded biofuels mandates. But it turns out the …

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