UPDATES Congress: In previous issues, we have reported on the surface transportation bill moving in Congress. Last week, the House passed an extension of the surface transportation law (H.R. 4348) and this week voted to go to conference with the Senate, which has passed a bipartisan transportation bill (S. 1813). Fortunately the bills do not [...]
“There is no hope, but we might be wrong.” Earth Day 2012 Edition The Strip | By Brian McFadden published in The New York Times, 4.22.12. Happy Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day, the environmental threats facing our country and planet have worsened, growing exponentially in number and complexity. Even as we learn more [...]
UPDATES Congress: On Tuesday, April 17, the Energy subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee voted 15 to 8 on party lines to pass a draft bill called the Gasoline Regulations Act, described by the committee as a legislative response to high gasoline prices. In fact, the Gasoline Regulations Act is yet another assault [...]
UPDATES Congress: House Tomorrow (Tuesday), the Energy subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee is voting on a draft bill known as the Gasoline Regulations Act and a companion bill, described by the committee as “two legislative responses to high gasoline prices.” In fact, the Gasoline Regulations Act is yet another assault on the [...]
Earth’s Titanic Challenge This past weekend marked a hundred years from when the Titanic sank tragically in the icy Atlantic Ocean. Although a century ago, this historic event has not only lived on but gained epic recognition in popular culture. Not surprisingly, this symbol of avoidable demise has been used as metaphor for climate change [...]
Global Weirding in my Backyard Spring is definitely sprung, but for many of us, that statement barely elicits a yawn this April. Here in North Carolina – and the Southeast region is certainly not alone – we’ve experienced spring-like temperatures for months. On a personal level, it has been strange to bring out the flip [...]
As we all know, Massachusetts vs. EPA set the stage for our community’s current efforts to protect the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases—including efforts to generate comments in support of the EPA’s proposed standard for industrial carbon pollution. This was one of many topics covered at the 2012 USCAN Annual Conference, held March 20-22 in Denver, CO.