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Mon, 2008-06-09 21:08Emily Murgatroyd
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Canada Passes Major Climate Bill - Government Ignores It

You know how Al Gore won the popular vote in 2000, but lost the election?

Well, in a way, that's kind of what happened in Canada recently.

Last week, a Bill called The Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-377) received a majority vote in the House of Commons and if enacted would be the toughest climate legislation passed by any national government in the world.
Wed, 2008-06-04 15:35Emily Murgatroyd
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Environment Canada Report Pans Harper Government's Climate Plan

A new Environment Canada report “discreetly” posted on the Department website shows that the Canadian government's climate change plan will reduce greenhouse gas by a fraction of what was originally promised.

According to an article by Mike de Souza at Canwest News Service:

The plan shows that many existing climate change measures such as the transit tax credit, regulations to increase biofuels production and the banning of incandescent light bulbs will result in a fraction of the greenhouse gas emission reductions that they were previously estimated to achieve.”

Tue, 2008-06-03 16:18Emily Murgatroyd
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Is General Motors Ditching the Hummer?

General Motors has announced the closing four truck and SUV plants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, affecting 10,000 workers, as surging fuel prices hasten a dramatic shift to smaller vehicles.

On the Hummer, General Motors CEO, Rick Wagoner said GM is:

undertaking a strategic review of the Hummer brand, to determine its fit with GM's evolving product portfolio” in light of changing market conditions. [my emphasis]

Mon, 2008-06-02 11:55Emily Murgatroyd
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Your Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act Talking Points

Dan Weiss at the Center for American Progress has assembled a list of the “Top Ten Industry Arguments Against Action on Global Warming… and Why They  Are Wrong” for the upcoming debate on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act.

These will no doubt come in handy in the comments section of the blogosphere over the coming weeks. 

Thu, 2008-05-29 11:26Emily Murgatroyd
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1,700 Scientists and Economists Call For Immediate Action on Greenhouse Gas Reductions

More than 1,700 of the nation's most prominent scientists and economists today released a joint statement calling on policymakers to require immediate, deep reductions in heat-trapping emissions that cause global warming.

Wed, 2008-05-14 12:01Emily Murgatroyd
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Polar Bear Listed as a "Threatened Species" by the US Department of the Interior

The US Department of the Interior has just announced that is has listed the Polar Bear as a “Threatened Species” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Here's a copy of the news release, analysis to follow shortly on what this means for oil exploration in Alaska:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced that he is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dale Hall to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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