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Archive: July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010

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)

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