Daily Archives: March 12, 2008

Waxman to EPA: Why is work on required greenhouse gas regulation being blocked?

Since the Environmental Protection Agency informed the White House in December 2007 of its finding that carbon dioxide emissions are a danger to the United States and proposed significant cuts in motor vehicle emissions, the agency’s regulatory efforts have been … Continue reading

Posted in Science-Policy Interaction | Comments Off on Waxman to EPA: Why is work on required greenhouse gas regulation being blocked?

Nature editorial on EPA administrator’s “reckless disregard” for law and science on climate change

Nature, the international weekly science journal, criticized U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson’s “reckless disregard for law, science or the agency’s own rules ­- or, it seems, the anguished protests of his own subordinates.” The March 6 editorial (“The … Continue reading

Posted in Science-Policy Interaction | Comments Off on Nature editorial on EPA administrator’s “reckless disregard” for law and science on climate change

EPA unions charge Administrator Johnson violates agency’s Principles of Scientific Integrity

Four unions representing most of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s scientists, attorneys, and other specialists, citing what they consider to be repeated instances of broken pledges or bad faith on multiple issues by Administrator Stephen Johnson—including refusal to enforce the … Continue reading

Posted in Science-Policy Interaction | Comments Off on EPA unions charge Administrator Johnson violates agency’s Principles of Scientific Integrity

Former IPCC chairman Robert Watson says world leaders “squandered” last 10 years on climate change

World leaders wasted a decade debating whether global warming is happening, and now need to act quickly to limit its effects, former Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chairman Robert Watson said at the Oceanology International conference in London March 11. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change Preparedness, Science-Policy Interaction | Comments Off on Former IPCC chairman Robert Watson says world leaders “squandered” last 10 years on climate change