In Part 1 of this series, we explored the overall environmental issues that are facing the U.S., mostly as a part of coordinated attacks by politicians in Washington. In the next few articles, we’ll take a look at what each candidate has said or done in regards to both environmental and energy issues.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on the cusp of finalizing details to add four major industry sources to its mandatory emissions reporting program [pdf].
Trying to answer the troubling questions about how the BP Oil Disaster was allowed to happen keeps turning up the same catastrophic mixture of lies, mismanagement, corner cutting, and recklessness. It’s clear now that the oil companies know how to get oil from deep underwater, but have no idea how to prevent or stop a disaster with any reliability.
Building off the momentum of recent wins like increased auto fuel efficiency standards, and the House passage of clean energy and climate legislation, President Obama and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu have unveiled new federal standards for energy use by both commercial and home lamps an
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said recently that cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will not be practical in the next 10 to 20 years, and announced that the Obama administration will eliminate funding for further research.
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration issued a draft rule to slash the greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels, but confirmed former President Bush’s commitment to produce corn-based ethanol.