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Archive: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Dueling Murkowski videos

As the fight over Sen. Lisa Murkowski's (R-Alaska) amendment to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases continues, political junkies might want to check out two new YouTube videos.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 22, 2010; 6:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rahm's climate meeting

Some people might think climate legislation in the Senate is on life support, but don't tell that to Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn).

By Juliet Eilperin | January 22, 2010; 6:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Last decade is hottest on record

The decade ending in 2009 ranks as the warmest on record, according to an analysis released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Thursday, with last year tying as the second-warmest year on record.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 22, 2010; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (8)

Russell Train defends EPA

As lawmakers try to take away the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, one of the agency's first administrators has a clear opinion on which side is in the right.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 22, 2010; 12:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Tracking climate commitments, disclosure

Two climate-related items worth tracking: the climate pledges of countries around the world, what the Securities and Exchange Commission might require of companies what it comes to public reporting on climate-related matter.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 21, 2010; 5:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Murkowski targets EPA on climate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) offered legislation Thursday afternoon to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 21, 2010; 1:44 PM ET | Comments (75)

Murkowski receives Democratic support for EPA legislation

By Juliet Eilperin In a sign that could spell trouble for the Obama administration, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) announced Thursday she would join Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in co-sponsoring legislation that would block the Environmental Protection Agency...

By Juliet Eilperin | January 21, 2010; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Frank Luntz's climate advice for environmentalists

GOP pollster Frank Luntz has a message for environmentalists: if you want to pass a climate bill, forget about a little thing called climate change.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 21, 2010; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Murkowski takes aim at EPA

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will announce Thursday she will move to reverse the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that greenhouse gas emissions endanger public health and welfare, according to sources familiar with the matter.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 20, 2010; 9:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Glacier melt controversy continues

A couple of updates on the Himalayan glacier controversy: The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has apologized for the mistake, and a prominent glacier expert said glaciers there are retreating, but not faster than elsewhere in the world.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 20, 2010; 3:24 PM ET | Comments (2)

Sierra Club names its new leader

The Sierra Club will have a new leader, it's board of directors announced Wednesday: Michael Brune, who has spent the last seven years as the Rainforest Action Network's executive director.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 20, 2010; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (3)

A glacier melt mistake

A flawed projection in the 2007 U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change about Himalayan glacier projection has sparked a new debate over glacier melt worldwide.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 20, 2010; 9:55 AM ET | Comments (16)

Environment groups attack Murkowski in ads to run this week

Environmental groups are taking aim at Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) for her efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases linked to climate change on its own.

By Juliet Eilperin | January 19, 2010; 1:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

 
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