Wed, 2007-04-04 01:35Emily Murgatroyd
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Sign Says

As I was cruising through my neighbourhood today I came across a block with a sea of white signs proclaiming “Next Election I'm Voting for REAL Action on Climate Change - Please Reduce Emissions Now”.

Immediately, I knew I had to have one of those glorious signs so I went home and contacted organizer Kevin Washbrook. His group is called 'Voters Taking Action on Climate Change' (VTACC) and it's made up of a group of local neighbourhood residents who are concerned about global warming and are calling for political action on reducing emissions. Through the sign campaign they hope to encourage Vancouver residents to make climate change the deciding issue in the next election as well as reminding candidates that they are going to have to take global warming very seriously if they want to win.

 

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Tue, 2007-04-03 17:36Richard Littlemore
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EPA Decision Repudiates White House Position

 

A memo leaked exclusively to the DeSmogBlog demostrates how completely the U.S. Supreme Court decision forcing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions is a repudiation of the Bush administration's position.

The leaked memo is drafted by none other than former White House advisor and current ExxonMobil employee, Phil Cooney , and bears the title: “Whether API [American Petroleum Institute] shouldseek to coordinate a multi-industry, trade group response to petition for EPA rulemaking of four greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.”

 

Tue, 2007-04-03 15:09Kevin Grandia
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Fuel efficient Toyota sales up 11.7% in U.S. - auto industry fights emissions standards

Today's reported auto-industry numbers, show just how backwards things have become in the fight to reduce oil consumption and reduce C02 emissions.

Yesterday, we reported here on the hypocrisy of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturer's fighting a Supreme Court ruling that could enact tough new CO2 emissions standards on cars and trucks, while stating at the same time on their website that, “Members of the Alliance believe that it is prudent to reduce emissions, including carbon dioxide…”


Mon, 2007-04-02 22:35Darren Barefoot
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How Can We Be Better?

We're pausing on this sunny (at least in Vancouver) Monday to ask you an important question: how could we improve DeSmogBlog? Whether you're a veteran reader with tons of comments, or a new visitor, take a moment and help us make the site better.
Mon, 2007-04-02 12:42Kevin Grandia
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Supreme Court decision: we oppose, but support emissions cuts?!

With the Supreme Court ruling today on greenhouse gas emission regulations, readers have been asking us who were the parties opposing the ruling.

Not surprisingly, the list includes many third-party groups representing major auto manufacturers, heavy industry, oil and gas and electrical production. We thought it would be interesting to see where each of these organizations stood on the issues of environment and global warming. And interesting it was, for example, one of the opponents of new carbon emissions regulations is the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, yet their website states that, “members of the Alliance believe that it is prudent to reduce emissions, including carbon dioxide…”

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