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Clean Water Restoration Act Could Trigger Largest-Ever Expansion of Federal Powers Over Private Property

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BACKGROUND: The Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972 makes it a crime to discharge pollutants into the "navigable waters of the United States."  However, what constitutes a "pollutant" or "navigable water" has often left federal regulators scratching their heads and ...
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CAFE Kills, and Then Some: Six Reasons to Be Skeptical of Fuel Economy Standards, by Amy Ridenour and Peyton Knight

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BACKGROUND: In 1975, Congress enacted Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations to reduce gasoline consumption. Current CAFE standards require an average of 27.2 miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and 21.6 mpg for light trucks. As part of its debate ...
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Small Group of House Republicans Derails ANWR Drilling

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BACKGROUND: Both the U.S. House and Senate budget bills included a provision that would allow for oil drilling in a small fraction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  The Senate passed its budget bill last week, but leaders in the ...
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Associated Press & Global Warming: Never Let Facts Get in the Way of a Good Theory

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BACKGROUND: The Associated Press has recently run two global warming stories by AP Special Correspondent Charles P. Hanley that misrepresent objective facts about climate, apparently for the purpose of leading readers to believe that human activities are causing the planet ...
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Now They Want to Be Caesar: Eight State Attorneys General Decide to End-Run Legislatures, Set National Global Warming Policies Themselves

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BACKGROUND: According to a press release announcing the events, "New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey, Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch, Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell and ...
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Environmentalists Make Last Gasp Attempt to Kill America’s Most Environmentally-Friendly Major Energy Source

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BACKGROUND: America has nearly one hundred million gallons of high-level nuclear waste and over 40,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel. It presently is scattered in 131 aging temporary surface storage sites located in 39 states. Since 1978, the federal ...
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Clinton’s EPA Chief Springs the Mercury Trap She Left for Bush

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BACKGROUND: MoveOn.org, the Environmental Working Group Action Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council have announced what MoveOn.org terms a "hard hitting TV ad campaign" against "the President's proposed ten-year mercury cleanup delay."1 Carol Browner, who ran the EPA during ...
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Global Warming: Why Can’t the Mainstream Press Get Even Basic Facts Right?

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BACKGROUND: The Associated Press ran a global warming story1 this past weekend that makes the following statements: "Carbon dioxide, the gas largely blamed for global warming, has reached record-high levels in the atmosphere after growing at an accelerated pace in ...
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Justice is Due to the Accused: If Bush Genuinely is Bad on the Environment, Why Can’t the Left Critique Him Fairly?

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BACKGROUND: The Democratic Leadership Council released on March 18 a commentary, "Carbon Flip, Mercury Flop,"1 that may be the best evidence yet that the Bush White House can't get even a speck of fair treatment on environmental issues. The screed ...
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Superfund: Polluters Already Pay

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BACKGROUND: The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a Ralph Nader organization, is charging that a March 11 Senate vote defeating a "polluters pay" Superfund amendment offered by Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Jon Corzine (D-NJ) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) means that ...
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