2013 April Environment & Climate News

Issue Date: 
April, 2013
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The April issue of Environment & Climate News reports on President Barack Obama’s appointment of Gina McCarthy to become the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. McCarthy is a longtime opponent of inexpensive energy sources and cheerleader for “restructuring” the U.S. economy and energy sector to rely more heavily on expensive alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.

Also in this issue:

  • Two Illinois legislators have introduced what they call a compromise bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing in the state.
  • A wind energy company is seeking federal approval to kill several bald eagles each year within the Mississippi River Flyway in southeastern Minnesota in the process of providing wind power for local electricity consumers.
  • The Wisconsin Senate approved legislation removing government obstacles to iron mining in the state. Passage of the bill concluded two years of Senate debate on the topic and clears the path for a proposed large iron mine just south of Lake Superior.
  • The Kansas House of Representatives Energy and Environment Committee held hearings February 14 to consider testimony regarding legislation to soften renewable power mandates in the Sunflower State.
  • The U.S. Department of State released a report finding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would have little impact on global warming.
  • The Ceres Foundation, which recruits corporate members by claiming to be a cooperative advocate for environmental education, is instead aggressively and intolerantly picking fights with corporations and public policy organizations who don’t share Ceres’ political agenda.

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