Sunday, August 14, 2011

In Case You Missed It - The Week of August 8-14

Changes in federal funding for disasters were part of the debt deal (NY Times). 

* Electric wind turbine technology is developing and improving at a fast pace (NY Times).

* After years of low water levels and in a year of historic droughts in parts of the United States, the Colorado River is on the rise (LA Times Environment Blog).

* For those interested in reading the congressional tea leaves for the future of what has been dubbed the Super Committee charged with reducing the deficit, here are some insights into committees' (decidely skeptical) views on climate change (Grist).

* Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who has been one of the toughest critics of the EPA (and particularly its impact on the economy), faced questions this week due to her past efforts to secure EPA funding to stimulate her own state's economy (Huffington Post).  

* The EPA continues to face political challenges to its regulatory authority (LA TimesDan Farber at Legal Planet and Brigham Daniels on this blog).

*ABA’s Standing Committee on Environmental Law was dissolved this week and made into a Task Force (Lesley McAllister on this blog).

 

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