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Submitted by Hamilton on Wed, 09/30/2009 - 5:28am
We recently reported that the U.S. State Department granted a permit to construct a 326-mile oil pipeline from the Canadian border to Superior, Wisconsin. The Sierra Club opposes construction of the pipeline and is attempting to halt the project. The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in California, ostensibly to seek what the environmental group perceives as a friendlier venue. The U.S.
Submitted by Hamilton on Mon, 09/28/2009 - 1:38pm
Two polls released last week show that Wisconsinites have seemingly diverging views on whether to address climate change. However, when the two polls are closely analyzed, it appears that there isn't any discrepancy - people support actions that reduce climate change as long as it doesn't cost a lot of money or jobs. The first poll, performed by the Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, found that a vast majority of the public believes that solving global warming is not the state's job if it means it will hit their pocketbooks.
Submitted by Hamilton on Thu, 09/24/2009 - 8:13am
A federal appeals court this week ruled that eight states can proceed with their lawsuit against five power plants for their contribution to global warming. (State of Connecticut, et al. v. American Electric Power Company, Inc. et al.)
Submitted by Hamilton on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 2:46pm
CBS News is reporting that a memorandum prepared by the Obama administration shows that enacting cap-and-trade legislation would cost taxpayers up to $200 billion a year, or equivalent to $1,761 per household. Another memorandum obtained by CBS News shows the Obama administration transition team discussing the economic impact climate change policies will have.