Thursday, July 11, 2013


What David Vitter got for blocking Gina McCarthy - Print View
Vitter scored partial victories in his ongoing crusade over the agency’s email practices, from which much of the drama sprang from revelations of a secondary email account that former Administrator Lisa Jackson used under the name “Richard Windsor.”

EPA has agreed to issue new guidance to employees on the use of email accounts, including private emails, as well as record-keeping and responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. The agency earlier launched an inspector general investigation into allegations of ideological bias in its FOIA system, and has agreed to comply with the recommendations of the IG when that is finished.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: Global percentage of renewable energy hasn't changed in 20 years
The world was moving faster towards reducing its reliance on carbon intensive energy consumption in the 1970s and 1980s than in the past several decades. In fact, over the past 20 years there has been little if any progress in expanding the share of carbon-free energy in the global mix. Despite the rhetoric around the rise of renewable energy, the data tells a far different story.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: Paper finds the Alps were nearly ice-free 2000 years ago during the Roman Warming Period

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