Monthly Archives: December 2008

Environmental and Climate Change News

Below are some news stories around the nation relating to climate change and the environment: California announced yesterday that it filed a lawsuit against the Bush Administration over changes it made to the Endangered Species Act. The new rules apply … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends in the World of Climate Change and Energy

The Wall Street Journal today has an interesting in-depth article discussing the difficulty for businesses to reach “carbon neutrality.”  The article chronicles two corporations long known to be “green” — Dell Computers, Inc. and Timberland. According to the article, reaching … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends on Energy and Climate Change


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Federal Court Reinstates Clean Air Interstate Rule

  The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today reversed its earlier decision that struck down the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), and reinstated the rule until the EPA drafts new regulations.

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EPA Issues Policy Easing Emission Regulations for New Coal-Fired Power Plants

EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson issued a memorandum late last week that set an agency-wide policy prohibiting controls on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from being included in air pollution permits for coal-fired power plants and other facilities.

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EPA Designates 6 Wisconsin Counties as Nonattainment Areas Under the Clean Air Act

The United States EPA Administrator, Stephen L. Johnson, today issued a letter to Gov. Jim Doyle outlining the agency’s decision to designate six Wisconsin counties as PM2.5 nonattainment areas.

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The Hamilton Blog

Welcome to the Hamilton Blog, a new blog hosted by The Hamilton Consulting Group, a government relations firm in Madison, Wisconsin.

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The Great Lakes and Energy

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has written a two-part series discussing the role of the Great Lakes and energy in the Midwest. In the first article, the Milwaukee Journal discusses the proposed expansion of the oil refinery in Superior, where roughly 9 percent of … Continue reading

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