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Archive: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Coal-state Dems hit EPA on climate

Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and several other coal-state Democrats sent a letter to the Environment Protection Agency Friday night challenging the agency's right to regulate greenhouse gases from power plants and other stationary sources.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 19, 2010; 10:45 PM ET | Comments (7)

India's pro-climate forces ascend

In a sign that climate activists are gaining ground in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy on climate change resigned Friday.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 19, 2010; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

New rules proposed to consider climate change under the National Enviornmental Policy Act

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it has drafted rules that would require federal government take climate change into consideration for the first time when judging actions under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

By Juliet Eilperin | February 18, 2010; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

McCain's climate change interview, continued

Sen. John McCain's spokeswoman offered the following clarification Monday night: Her boss didn't support bringing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions back down to 2000 levels as a presidential candidate, even though he did advocate this earlier in his Senate career.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 17, 2010; 5:28 PM ET | Comments (2)

McCain backtracks on climate change

Most people think of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) as one of the biggest proponents of curbing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change. Maybe, maybe not.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 17, 2010; 3:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sen. Lincoln responds; EPA faces more legal challenges

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is undeterred by the recent Sierra Club radio attack ad that criticizes her efforts to halt the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 16, 2010; 2:21 PM ET | Comments (2)

Conoco, BP and Caterpillar drop out of climate partnership

ConocoPhillips, BP and Caterpillar are dropping out of U.S. Climate Action Partnership(USCAP), the group of corporations and environmental groups that has been most prominent in pushing Congress to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Conoco and BP pulled out today and Caterpillar quietly pulled out of the group last week.

By Dan Beyers | February 16, 2010; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (9)

Sierra Club attacks Sen. Lincoln

The Sierra Club launched a hard-hitting radio ad against Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) on Monday, questioning her decision to join Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 16, 2010; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (5)

Climate scientist Phil Jones speaks -- again

As the controversy over the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change continues, the British scentist at the center of the e-mail scandal at the University of East Anglia is doing the press rounds.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 15, 2010; 4:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

Climate skeptics heart the IPCC (mistakes)

Climate skeptics have a couple of extra reasons to be happy this weekend: the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted Saturday that it made yet another error in its 2007 report, and the researcher at the center of the controversy over the University of East Anglia's pirated e-mails gave a lengthy interview with BBC.

By Juliet Eilperin | February 14, 2010; 1:01 PM ET | Comments (4)

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