Monthly Archives: November 2006

Documents in Supreme Court case on greenhouse emissions regulation

On November 29 the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, on the issue of EPA’s refusal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles.  The case presented the … Continue reading

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“California’s Changing Climate: The Politics of Climate Change”

KPCC-FM (89.3), Southern California Public Radio, is airing a 9-day series on California’s Changing Climate.  A Webcast of today’s program (November 30, 2006), on The Politics of Climate Change, is posted on the KPCC Web site.  Climate Science Watch director … Continue reading

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Four noteworthy articles on climate change in the Washington Post

Climate in the Court (November 26, Editorial).  “On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in…a challenge by states and environmental groups to the Bush administration’s refusal to regulate greenhouse gases as pollution.” Science a la Joe Camel (November … Continue reading

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For researchers: White House CEQ “Online Reading Room” for FOIA response documents

The White House Council on Environment Quality has posted documents that CEQ has released pursuant to various requests made under the Freedom of information Act in an “Online Reading Room” on the CEQ Web site.  These include documents relating to … Continue reading

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Michael MacCracken’s 2002 letter to the ExxonMobil board of directors

ExxonMobil had attacked the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and had called on the incoming Bush administration to purge four specific individuals involved in climate change activities. In September 2002, in his final week in the U.S. Global Change … Continue reading

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“Send in the Subpoenas”

In the Sunday Outlook section of the November 19 Washington Post, Ron Suskind, author of The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11, contends that oversight investigation hearings in the next Congress should include a … Continue reading

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“Bush administration censorship key issue in next Congress”

Nearly a year after NASA climatologist James Hansen accused federal officials of censoring his views on global warming, scientific freedom is shaping up as a key issue for the next Congress, Environment & Energy Daily reported in its #1 story … Continue reading

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“Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration” published

Yesterday we picked up a copy of the just-published book, Undermining Science: Suppression and Distortion in the Bush Administration, by Seth Shulman. Shulman, an investigative journalist, authored the Union of Concerned Scientists report, “Restoring Scientific Integrity in Policy Making,” which … Continue reading

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“The Denial Machine” airs on CBC-TV

On November 15 “the fifth estate,” Canada’s leading investigative public affairs program, aired “The Denial Machine” (Webcast here). CBC says: “The documentary shows how fossil fuel corporations have kept the global warming debate alive long after most scientists believed that … Continue reading

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IPCC Chair Pachauri on the forthcoming Fourth Assessment Report

At the annual conference of the parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol, being held in Nairobi the past two weeks, Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, gave an interview on … Continue reading

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