Sunday, October 9, 2011

In Case You Missed It - The Week of October 2 to October 8

A geothermal plant that received ARRA funding struggles to meet power production goals and meet debt repayment obligations. (NY Times)

Researchers reported this week of unprecedented ozone loss in the Arctic.  (Nature)

The House Natural Resource Committee took action on a wide range of anti-environment bills this week.  (NY Times)

While the White House threatened to veto bills that would prevent EPA from moving ahead on air pollution rules (ranging from rules relating to industrial boilers, solid waste incinerators, and cement plants), the House passed one of them (related to cement plants).  (The Hill and Wall Street Journal) 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its national wetlands inventory, which found that over the past five years the continential United States lost an average of 13,800 acres of wetlands a year. (LA Times Environment Blog)

Ronald Brownstein provided very interesting commentary on why over the past couple of years House Republicans have consistently voted against EPA regulations. (Grist and Legal Planet

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