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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Clinton’s EPA Chief Springs the Mercury Trap She Left for Bush by Amy Ridenour

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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? by Amy Ridenour

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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? by Amy Ridenour

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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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Dangerous Cargo Proposal Contains Hidden Perils, by Amy Ridenour

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BACKGROUND: Saying "the Bush Administration has not acted aggressively"1 to protect Americans from terrorists, Friends of ther Earth and Greenpeace have convinced elected officials on the city council of the District of Columbia to introduce legislation to prohibit the shipment ...
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Honest Al He Isn’t: Don’t Trust Al Gore on the Environment by Amy Ridenour

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BACKGROUND: Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to deliver a speech "indicting" the Bush Administration on environmental issues at noon today. According to speech sponsors MoveOn.org and Environment2004, "Mr. Gore will issue an indictment of the Bush administration's inaction ...
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