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  • EPA's Regional Administrators Love Activism, Litigation

    07/03/2012 3:20:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 3, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The suspicions of Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe were correct: Rather than sitting before the House Energy and Commerce Committee three weeks ago to explain theways he “crucified” oil and natural gas companies, insteadAl Armendariz – who cancelled his appearance at the last minute – met with the Sierra Club for a job interview. This time the recently resigned EPA’s Region 6 administrator will eagerly attack another fossil fuel, joining the litigious environmental group as part of its “Beyond Coal” campaign. If there was any question that Armendariz unfairly regulated the gas and oil businesses under his authority in Texas, Oklahoma,...
  • The Space Shuttle Tragedy's Green Connection

    08/06/2003 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Maria S · 11 replies · 703+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | August 6, 2003 | Jon Berlau
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in July that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1: a piece of foam that had peeled off the external fuel tank and struck the shuttle's wing 1 minute and 22 seconds after liftoff. But many experts looking at the tragedy that killed seven astronauts say there is a deeper cause. They say that the metaphorical smoking gun should be painted green. Because of demands that the agency help to front for...
  • Climate change may cost Florida $345 billion a year: study ( by 2100 )

    11/29/2007 5:47:44 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 192+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 28, 2007 | Michael Peltier
    If nothing is done to combat global warming, two of Florida's nuclear power plants, three of its prisons and 1,362 hotels, motels and inns will be under water by 2100, a study released on Wednesday said. In all, Florida could stand to lose $345 billion a year in projected economic activity by 2100 if nothing is done to reduce emissions that are viewed as the main human contribution to rising global temperatures, according to the Tufts University study. The status quo, the climate that we have right now, is not an available option unless we act immediately," said Frank Ackerman,...
  • Environmentalists sue to block Maryland's Intercounty Connector

    12/21/2006 10:52:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 554+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 20, 2006 | Sarah Karush
    WASHINGTON - Environmental groups filed two court challenges Wednesday aimed at blocking construction of Maryland's Intercounty Connector, a highway that officials say will ease commutes and take vehicles off local streets. The 18-mile, six-lane highway connecting Interstate 270 in Montgomery County with Interstate 95 in Prince George's County has long been championed by regional business groups, but faced stiff opposition from environmentalists as well as concerns over its cost. It finally won federal approval in May. In one lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, Environmental Defense and the Sierra Club claim the air quality analysis conducted by federal...
  • Clean Air Act Cited In Expected [EnvironMENTAL] Lawsuit

    11/04/2006 11:24:27 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2006 | Eric M. Weiss
    Two environmental groups say they will sue to stop construction of the intercounty connector, arguing that building the highway would violate sections of the federal Clean Air Act. Environmental Defense and the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club said the Washington region already fails to meet certain clean-air standards and that building the six-lane, 18-mile highway would increase pollution. The $2.4 billion intercounty connector would link Interstate 270 in Montgomery County with Interstate 95 in Prince George's County. "There are elementary schools and nursing centers close to the ICC, and people who live and work within several hundred yards of...