Bush on Climate: Less Action and More Research? Not Really!

Fri, 2006-06-09 08:38Ross Gelbspan
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Bush on Climate: Less Action and More Research? Not Really!

Despite President Bush's call for more research – instead of action – on the climate crisis, his administration has just scuttled three major programs to monitor drought and rainfall patterns, cloud formation and extreme weather patterns.

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A U.S. District Court judge ruled on June 27 that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service both wrongly approved expansion of the West Elk coal mine in Somerset, Colo., because they failed to take into account the economic impacts greenhouse gas emissions from the mining would have.
 
The federal agencies said it was impossible to quantify such impacts, but the court pointed out a tool is...
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