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EPA rejects petitions to reconsider danger of greenhouse gases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday re-affirmed its ruling that greenhouse gases are a danger to public health, rejecting petitions from two states, industry groups and conservatives who said it was based on shaky science. The EPA's decision to...

By David A. Fahrenthold | July 29, 2010; 3:09 PM ET | Comments (2)

Reid seeks elusive climate bill compromise

Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will unveil his version of a climate and energy bill at Tuesday's Democratic Caucus lunch, but according to sources, one thing is clear so far: the measure lacks the votes to pass.

By Juliet Eilperin | July 20, 2010; 11:50 AM ET | Comments (16)

Another line for an energy bill to cross

Add another line to the slew of lines an energy bill must cross before getting through the Senate: The big transmission line. Eleven governors from the Northeast have signed a letter to Senate leaders protesting the latest energy bill's plan to promote a giant electric power transmission line to link the windy Great Plains to the Midwest population centers. The governors say that the transmission line, expected to eventually cost $160 billion, would be subsidized by citizens in their states.

By Gene Fynes | July 12, 2010; 5:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

First half of 2010 sets heat records

Just as climate skeptics cited this winter's snowstorm as evidence that global warming was overhyped, some environmental activists might be tempted to point to this summer's heat waves to bolster their case. But instead, they're pointing to a more scientific measurement: The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies now reports that the first six months of 2010 are the warmest on record, both in terms of atmospheric data and in combined atmospheric/ocean readings.

By Juliet Eilperin | July 12, 2010; 5:00 AM ET | Comments (8)

Penn State clears Mann in Climate-gate probe

A Pennsylvania State University investigative committee has cleared climate scientist Michael Mann of ethical misconduct in connection with an exchange of controversial e-mails about global warming known as Climate-gate.

By Juliet Eilperin | July 1, 2010; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (9)

Issa report questions administration's spill response

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released excerpts of a new GOP report that charges the White House has mismanaged key elements of its response to the BP oil spill.

By Juliet Eilperin | July 1, 2010; 7:38 AM ET | Comments (44)

 
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