2014 March Environment & Climate News

Issue Date: 
March, 2014
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The March issue of Environment & Climate News reports U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed a resolution of disapproval in an effort to block U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to severely restrict carbon dioxide emissions from newly constructed power plants. McConnell is one of at least 40 Republican Senators supporting the resolution.

Also in this issue:

  • Texas Comptroller Susan Combs released a report urging “game-changing” innovations to state water policies to deal with future water shortages.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency routinely collaborates with environmental activist groups to develop overly stringent regulatory policies and strategies, according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Colorado legislators representing predominantly urban and suburban areas narrowly defeated an effort by their rural counterparts to soften the state’s expensive renewable power mandates.
  • Two new polls show the American public is growing increasingly skeptical of assertions about an imminent global warming crisis.
  • Western Energy Alliance, an organization of energy producers in the western United States, is challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s last-minute decision to remove 57 parcels of land from an oil and natural gas lease sale.
  • President Barack Obama has hired incendiary lobbyist and political activist John Podesta as a top advisor for the president’s remaining two years in office. The hire promises to reduce transparency and increase partisan rancor coming from the Oval Office.

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