2013 July Environment & Climate News

Issue Date: 
July, 2013
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The July issue of Environment & Climate News reports Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed legislation allowing large-scale hydroelectric power to qualify under the state's renewable power mandate. Hydropower is substantially less expensive than wind and solar and emits no greenhouse gases.

Also in this issue:

  • Climate models used by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other climate groups to predict future temperatures have failed miserably at predicting climate in recent years, new data from NASA scientists shows.
  • Attorneys general from 13 energy-producing states have sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency upholding state primacy in overseeing fracking.
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management officials improperly classified two ethanol processing plants in an effort to avoid applicable pollution limits, an Indiana appellate court ruled.
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants to revise Proposition 65, formally titled The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, to reduce instances of lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits for monetary gain.
  • Global warming alarmists have been caught doctoring the results of a widely cited paper asserting a 97 percent scientific consensus regarding human-caused global warming.
  • The Democrat-dominated California State Assembly rejected by a vote of 37–24 a bill that would have banned oil and natural gas fracking in the state.

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