Monthly Archives: July 2013

On Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Q&A with Al Jazeera English

Are Obama’s proposals a step in the right direction for America? What about the critics in Congress? I responded to a few questions from AJE news on June 25 after the President’s speech outlining his Climate Action Plan.

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Wildland firefighting at the rough cutting edge of climate change

“Western firefighters are more often encountering conditions they have never before experienced, with extreme fire behavior and extreme weather conditions,” writes former U.S. Forest Service firefighter Nick Sundt. “Many of our elected representatives in Washington are napping on the fireline. They … Continue reading

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OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs needs a shake-up

The editorial board of the New York Times called out the Obama administration for its practice of allowing the White House OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to obstruct environmental, health, and safety protections by blocking proposed federal … Continue reading

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How will OMB treat EPA’s new power plant carbon pollution rule?

The Environmental Protection Agency today sent a revised proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from future power plants, as called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The proposal goes for review by the White House Office of Management and … Continue reading

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