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Environment and Government

The Future of Bush's Past

Stuart Blumin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Blumin

History will identify the Bush-Cheney administration as the last holdout of the Age of Carbon, using its crucial eight years to block every effort to end the reign of fossil fuels.

Water Quality Regulation in California: A Day Late and a Dollar Short?

David S. Beckman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David S. Beckman

The core component of California's Clean Water Act is the issuance of permits -- basically, limitations on the discharge of pollution -- to dischargers of water pollution.

A Message to Congress: Energy Smart Programs Will Save the Economy

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Despite Friday's piece in the Times, there seems to be a growing consensus around Washington that the road to our nation's economic salvation will be ...

Can President Obama Save the Environment?

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

President Bush has left a regulatory wasteland in his wake these last eight years, and it won't be easy for President Obama to undo all of the Bush ro...

GM Must Re-Make the Mass Transit System it Murdered

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

GM's special role in history must now evolve into using its infrastructure to restore the mass transit system -- and ecological balance -- it has helped destroy.