Monthly Archives: April 2013

Heinzerling on Obama OMB’s power grab v. EPA and science-based rulemaking

How can we get scientific integrity, transparency, and accountability in environmental and public health regulation when the President’s Executive Office appears to be the leading offender? In must-read truth-telling articles and interviews, Lisa Heinzerling, who directed the EPA policy office … Continue reading

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On crossing paths with citizen Jim Hansen, and the question: What are you ready to do?

Jim Hansen had just spoken out against mountaintop removal coal mining at the Appalachia Rising rally in Washington, DC, in 2010. About 1,000 of us participants, most of whom were from the Appalachian grassroots, were about to demonstrate through the … Continue reading

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On climate change impact statements: What would be a showstopper?

“Press reports indicate the White House soon will instruct federal agencies to consider the effects on climate of activities they review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),” the Oil & Gas Journal says on April 1 in a warning … Continue reading

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