The November 2006 issue of Environment & Climate News features a "pro and con" discussion of the debate over "energy independence."
On page 1:
- BP, the world's third largest oil company, is under investigation by Congress and has been fined by the U.S. Department of Justice for environment and safety violations.
- State and local officials are lining up in opposition to a proposed industrial wind farm off the shore of Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts.
- Legislation that would protect California farmers' right to plant genetically improved crops failed to reach a vote before the legislature adjourned for the summer.
- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a "global warming solutions" measure that will, according to experts, jeopardize the state's economy.
Also in this issue: private efforts against African malaria, the promise of new nuclear technology in the Third World, climate change, biofuels, air quality regulation, recycling, and more. Heartland Science Director Jay Lehr reviews The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science. Author Tom Bethell, Lehr writes, "is an excellent writer and exhaustive researcher who ties information from those he supports and those he opposes into a coherent whole that is a delight to read."
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