Fri, 2007-06-22 10:05Bill Miller
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U.S. Senate raises mileage requirement for cars but leaves taxes on oil industry untouched

The new energy bill was seen as a major defeat for automobile manufacturers and a stunning victory for oil companies, who escaped a proposed $32 billion tax increase. Ominously, President Bush said the Senate measure fell far short of his goals.

Thu, 2007-06-21 16:26Kevin Grandia
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Recent Links to fellow Bloggers and Desmoggers

As many regular readers may have noticed we have been building up quite a list of links to other bloggers and websites you may be interested in reading.

Here are some of our recent sites we have swapped links with:

Ecotality: informing and challenging the world about energy solutions

LiveEarth Blog: the unofficial blog about the concerts for a climate in crisis

Voltage Gate: ecology, evolution and conservation

Ecogeek: technology for the environment

Matthew Good: one of the most socially aware artists we know

If you're interested in swapping links with DeSmogBlog, send us an email at desmogblog (at) gmail.com.
Thu, 2007-06-21 12:02Bill Miller
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California continues to lead the charge against global warming

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently endorsed California's strategy to regulate greenhouse gases from vehicles, validating the state's claim emissions should be classified as air pollutants over the objections of the Bush administration.

At least a dozen other states are expected to follow should the Environmental Protection Agency give California the right to limit auto emissions. A final decision is expected, coveniently, after Bush leaves the White House next year.

Thu, 2007-06-21 09:31Richard Littlemore
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University of Victoria Steps Up Climate Research

For those of us who get a little panicked about the state of the climate - especially about the denial that is preventing action against anthropogenic climate change - Wednesday was a great day.

Bob Wright, a controversial sport-fishing magnate from Victoria, B.C., donated $11 million Cdn to the University of Victoria's School of Earth and Ocean Science.

Thu, 2007-06-21 08:38Ross Gelbspan
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"Two Paths For The Planet"

The American Prospect, June 19, 2007 Two Paths for the Planet: Will we rewire the world with clean energy – or descend into political chaos, social disruption and climate hell?

And will Washington get with the program?

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