By Congressman Alan Grayson In all of the speeches that I heard in Charlotte last week, I didn’t hear anyone praise President Obama for what might be his greatest accomplishment – getting us through almost four years, without some terrible national tragedy. Consider some of the things that happened during the previous Administration: (1) The […]
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Democrats in the House of Representatives unveiled the already heavily discussed Waxman-Markey bill on Friday, formally known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act. It is 932 pages long. And no, I haven’t read all of it. So don’t feel too bad.
The only unmarried president in U.S. history, President James Buchanan may not have been the very reason the country plunged into civil war, but he didn’t do much to prevent it either.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar sends Bush offshore drilling plan back to the drawing board.
“Well, it’s a sad night because we’ve reached the end of George W. Bush’s presidency and that means we have to unload what was a tremendous, rich, heavy-laden vein of comedy for us – like mining a dense vein of coal by god…” – David Letterman, January 16, 2009 The late night TV hosts have […]
On Thursday, Assistant Interior Secretary Lyle Laverty ordered the National Park Service to ease its existing mountain biking rules that some environmental groups claim could open up nearly 8 million acres of recommended or proposed wilderness lands in approximately 30 parks to mountain biking.
Agree with his politics or not, you’ve got to hand it to President Bush for his snappy reflexes. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/_wrChJjpFVc&hl=en&fs=1]
The latest in a flurry of environmentally-devastating, last-minute rule changes from the Bush administration will give the go ahead for coal mining companies to fill valleys with the mining debris left over from lobbing-off mountaintops
John Podesta, co-chair of Barack Obama’s transition team, indicated on Sunday that the president-elect would quickly use executive powers to reverse several Bush-era administrative rules, a few of which would have an immediate impact on U.S. environmental policy.
EPA officials have been working on a fast tract to meet a Saturday deadline for a new rule that would weaken pollution regulations for power plants, allowing them to increase emissions without adding new controls.
The report was requested by Reps. John Dingell (D-MI), the Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation.
In what is either another sign that the McCain camp is angling for more distance from George W. Bush, or that they are trying to reframe the nuclear issue in a different light, speechwriters for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin inserted the phonetically modified neologism, “new-clear,” in place of the word “nuclear,” on Wednesday night. I should also mention that Ms. Palin’s speech was written by one of President Bush’s speechwriters.
With yesterday’s signing of the Maritime Pollution Act of 2008 U.S. agencies have taken another step forward in implementing a key international agreement to reduce air pollution from large ships.
At a Tuesday White House press conference that focused mostly on the current economic downturn, President Bush indicated that he has no intention of calling on Americans to conserve gasoline.
In a largely symbolic move, President George W. Bush ordered to lift the Executive Order banning the drilling of offshore oil wells in the U.S.. But opening up offshore oil drilling would not have an immediate impact on oil prices because oil exploration and development takes years, not months. And second, because there is no way of guaranteeing that any petroleum yielded from offshore projects will remain in U.S. markets.