2010 September Environment & Climate News

Issue Date: 
August, 2010
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The September issue of Environment & Climate News reports Mother Nature is working to restore the ecological health of the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the BP oil spill, while the federal government is putting up roadblocks to the region’s economic recovery.

Also in this issue:

  • The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected efforts by environmental activist groups to prevent the Alaska Railroad from using chemical herbicides to control dangerous weed growth along its tracks.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced he is indefinitely tabling legislation to restrict carbon dioxide emissions. The announcement has sent cap-and-trade supporters scrambling to find ways to salvage the crown jewel of their global warming agenda.
  • Massachusetts officials have suspended a biofuels mandate that would have taken effect on July 1, citing prohibitive costs and limited availability of biofuels.
  • The state of Florida’s concerns about Gulf sturgeon and two mussel species do not entitle it to a greater share of water from a north Georgia lake, a federal judge has ruled.
  • Under pressure from member scientists, the prestigious Royal Society of Great Britain has announced it will reconsider its previously issued public statement supporting alarmist claims of global warming.
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is demanding developers of the controversial Cape Wind electricity project make public cost and profit estimates for the facility. Coakley wants all residents to see whether the energy project is cost-effective.

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