As a Berkeley liberal, I’m convinced that whomever the Democrats nominate as their 2016 presidential candidate will soundly defeat the GOP nominee. Nonetheless, I’d like to see a sensible Republican candidate, one that agrees with me (and most voters) on the importance…
US Senate committee passes bill that overturns EPA clean water rule. A bill that would effectively overturn a new Environmental Protection Agency clean water rule won a critical committee vote Wednesday and now appears headed for a decision by the entire U.S. Senate. Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota. 11 June 2015.
Paul Ryan adds amendment to trade bill to block climate deals. A provision seeks to bar the president from using trade to act on climate. National Journal. 11 June 2015.
“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart came to the defense of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) after two..
Despite hurdles, solar power in Australia is too robust to kill. Solar energy continues to grow in Australia, thanks to a steep drop in the cost of PV panels and the country’s abundant sunshine. Yale Environment 360. 11 June 2015.
India is set to add more solar capacity than wind power for the first time as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to harness the sun’s rays to curb energy shortages. Bloomberg Business. 11 June 2015.
New US truck emissions rules could touch off industry struggle. U.S. environmental regulators are expected within days to propose rules to make trucks more fuel efficient, and trucking industry executives and lobbyists familiar with the process said the rules will probably call for boosting fuel efficiency by 2027 nearly 40 percent from 2010 levels. Reuters. 11 June 2015.
Spotted owl numbers not only down but also at faster rate. The threatened bird nests in old trees and is at the heart of a decades-long struggle over the fate of the region’s old-growth forests. “The canary in the coal mine is keeling over,” said a spokesperson for Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics. Associated Press. 11 June 2015.