Smithsonian, Fearing Retribution, Toned Down Climate Exhibit

Mon, 2007-05-21 13:57Ross Gelbspan
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Smithsonian, Fearing Retribution, Toned Down Climate Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the museum.
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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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