EPA announces review of Johnson memo
U.S. EPA said today that it will reconsider a Bush-administration memorandum describing why the government should not regulate carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power plants. In a letter to the Sierra Club, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said the agency would grant the advocacy group's petition seeking reconsideration of former Administrator Stephen Johnson's memo.
Arizona's new governor may block clean-car rules
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said she may rescind the state's new "clean-car" regulations that were championed last year by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano (D).
Feds to weigh new ESA listing on climate grounds
Federal wildlife officials today agreed to consider the American pika -- a rabbit-like mammal whose mountain habitat is changing thanks to global warming -- for protection under the Endangered Species Act, according to an environmental group that sued to initiate a review.
House panel's first hearing reveals deep partisan divide
Partisan battle lines emerged in the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee today as the new panel held the first in a series of hearings on sweeping energy and climate legislation slated for markup before Memorial Day.
House GOP previews cap-and-trade opposition with call for Judiciary panel hearings
Offering an opening line of attack in this year's House global warming debate, top Republican leaders called yesterday for Judiciary Committee hearings into whether cap-and-trade legislation must originate in the House because it would raise government revenue like a tax.
Md. plan could influence national policy, says governor
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) yesterday said Maryland could shape the nation's environmental policy by passing its own legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Dems take separate paths in writing renewable energy, cap-and-trade bills
Top House and Senate Democrats are headed in different directions on whether to combine a renewable energy standard with a much bigger global warming bill that establishes a cap-and-trade program setting first-ever limits on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.