Category Archives: Environment

Fresh Stuff

Trying to get things moving again.  Heard this one today and felt my blood pressure rise, just a bit.

Cheney’s office ‘fixed’ EPA testimony on global warming

You may recall a story from October, when Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified before a Senate panel on the impact of climate change on public health. Before Gerberding could talk to lawmakers, however, the White House altered her testimony. References to potential health risks were removed — […]

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McCain: Friend or Foe?

We’re talking about the environment. McCain’s trying to do some silly little tap dance around one part of the issue.

Despite Claims Of Being A ‘Leader’ On The Issue, McCain Plans To Skip Vote On Landmark Climate Change Bill

Earlier this month, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) sought to distance himself from President Bush by calling for a mandatory limit on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. “I will not shirk the mantle of leadership that the United States bears,” McCain said in a speech at a wind power company. On his campaign website, McCain (R-AZ) calls himself […]

Toxins In Our Life

Toxins, it seems, are everywhere.  Sure, a lot of them have been around for decades, but we seem to be forcing them on people more than ever.

Piling it High

Nancy Holt, a retired nurse from Mebane, N.C., is beset by mysterious neurological problems. She blames the cause of her illness on the multiple unknown toxicities of the sewage sludge that has been spread since 1991 on the fields across from her house as “fertilizer.” And Holt says she isn’t alone. People in her neighborhood have a high incidence of cancer and thyroid problems. Local creeks are […]

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Late Night Worries

Oh, this is not good!

EPA testing air after twister in toxic Oklahoma town

The Environmental Protection Agency planned to check for high lead levels Monday after a deadly tornado blew through a town so polluted with lead-filled mining waste that it’s a Superfund site […]

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How’s It Going?

If you live north of Baghdad, in Iraq, not very well at all.

Running Out of Water in Rising Heat

Water supply is drying out in what was once the agriculturally rich Diyala province north of Baghdad. Baquba, the capital city of Diyala, is now running out of water both for drinking and for irrigation. Water supply has been hit by […]

Senatorial Smackdown

Oh, man.   It was one long day for the EPA’s Stephen Johnson.

Dem Senators Berate EPA Official

It’s gotten to be pretty routine. An EPA official goes up to Capitol Hill and straight-facedly insists that the agency is all about transparency and science, and Democratic senators respond by calling it a lie. But this morning, it wasn’t […]

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More Of The Same

The firings continue.  Another day.  Another chapter.

Whitehouse: EPA Regulator Firing Resembles U.S. Attorney Firings

It’s not the first time that the politicization of the Environmental Protection Agency has forced comparisons to Alberto Gonzales’ Justice Department, and it surely won’t be the last. On the Senate floor this afternoon, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who sits […]

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