Monthly Archives: October 2011

Democratic Congress members call for investigation of conflicts of interest in tar sands pipeline permitting

The appearance of impropriety in the State Department’s handling of the Keystone XL pipeline permitting process is so serious that members of Obama’s own party are calling for an investigation by the Department’s Inspector General. The Obama administration has created … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Howard Wolpe

In the 1980s, U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe (D-Michigan) led the enactment of sanctions against the apartheid South African regime, including overriding President Reagan’s veto of sanctions legislation. On the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, he investigated mismangement and wrongdoing … Continue reading

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House Science Committee Republicans aim to slash climate and sustainable energy programs

In a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chair Ralph Hall (R-Texas) and 10 of his Republican colleagues have called for budget cuts, and in some cases program terminations, that directly … Continue reading

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"Climate Change: From Science to Policy" - webcast videos from the 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium

Stephen Schneider Archived webcast videos from the 3-day 2011 Stephen H. Schneider Symposium, "Climate Change: From Science to Policy," held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, August 24-27, 2011, have been posted online. The 15 Symposium sessions reflected the … Continue reading

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Dr. Jon Krosnick: Public opinion on climate change and its impact on voting

On October 14, CSW found Dr. Jon Krosnick, Stanford social psychologist and public opinion expert, at a seminar hosted by Resources for the Future.  Dr. Krosnick has consistently shown through research on public opinion and its relationship to voting habits … Continue reading

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In support of the Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2011

Climate Science Watch joined nine other good government organizations in an October 12 letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in support of H.R. 3124, the Federal Advisory Committee Act Amendments of 2011. On October 13 the Committee … Continue reading

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Texas state officials give a preview of climate science censorship to expect under a Perry administration

Shades of Phil Cooney. High-level state officials under Texas Governor Rick Perry have censored a chapter in The State of the Bay, a regular publication of the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, to remove discussion of climate change and sea level … Continue reading

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Keystone XL: Public Hearing and Rally at the Ronald Reagan Building

On October 7 CSW attended a public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. While labor union representatives and environmentalists faced off in a tense and polarized State Department hearing on the pipeline permit, a rally outside excited hopes that … Continue reading

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Climate Science Watch comment to the State Department on the Keystone XL pipeline permit

There are multiple reasons to oppose granting a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline – and one overriding ‘national interest’ criterion. Climate Science Watch submitted the following public comment to the State Department on October 9 on the final environmental … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson Center panel: “Is the Keystone XL pipeline in the national interest?”

Climate change and the environmental impacts of the proposed pipeline merited only secondary consideration when panels dominated by industry interests and Keystone XL supporters occupied the stage at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Environmentalist speakers … Continue reading

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