In a huge victory for America's fisheries and rivers, a broad spectrum of environmentalists, utilities, farmers, Native American nations, fishermen, and public agencies agreed to restore 300 miles of salmon grounds.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson followed the "no more secrecy" principal by naming the most egregious chemicals of concern. Unless you are very unusual, these are already in your body.
Will the Senate really kill climate legislation if, at the end of the day, the typical state is treated as "average"? My gut tells me that the odds of getting something good done just got better.
One reason the climate issue has surfaced from the Democratic side in Virginia is that Millennial voters are seen as critical if Deeds is to carry the state -- and young voters care more about climate than any other demographic.
While we should applaud the Administration for doing what the law and common sense require to protect the polar bear, we mustn't lose sight of the larger remaining challenges.