Environmental Regulation

Analyzing and Simplifying the 2012 Republican Party Platform: Energy, Agriculture and the Environment

August 28, 2012

“We are the party of sustainable jobs and economic growth – through American energy, agriculture, and environmental policy.”

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U.S. Department of Transportation announces a 54.5 mpg requirement for all new U.S. cars sold in 2025

August 28, 2012

“They specify that all new vehicles sold in the U.S. must average the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon in 2025, up from 29.7 now and 35.5 mpg by 2016.”

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Mitt Romney announces his Energy Plan during a campaign stop in New Mexico

August 23, 2012

“Mitt Romney unveiled an energy plan Thursday that would give states the power to determine whether drilling and mining should occur on federal lands within their borders as part of a larger effort to increase domestic oil, coal and natural gas production and achieve energy independence by 2020.”

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In-N-Out Burger severs ties with a California Slaughterhouse shutdown by the Department of Agriculture

August 21, 2012

“The video appears to show workers bungling the slaughter of cows struggling to walk and even stand. Under federal regulations, sick animals cannot be slaughtered for human consumption.”

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Office of the Inspector General: State Department’s oversight of climate change spending abroad plagued with inefficiency

August 15, 2012

“The State Department branch is known as the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs and its Office of Global Change, or OES/EGC.”

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Livestock Farmers ask the EPA to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol

August 9, 2012

“One consequence is that 40 percent of the nation’s corn crop now goes to ethanol producers, compared with 36 percent for feed. The rest is divided between processed food and exports.”

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoes 10 bills passed earlier this year by state lawmakers

July 12, 2012

“HEALTH CARE: The bill would have expanded religious and moral exemptions from insurance policies covering contraception, sterilization and abortion.”

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South Korea proposes to hunt whales under regulations permitting scientific research

July 4, 2012

“The South Korean delegation to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) said the research was needed “for the proper assessment of whale stocks”.”

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North Carolina State Rep. Becky Carney (D-Mecklenburg) accidentally casts the deciding vote on oil fracking

July 4, 2012

“Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg, says she did not intend to cast the key vote that overrode the governor’s veto of the bill. The vote was 72-47, exactly the number needed for an override.”

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Report: EPA trying to use the Clean Water Act to regulate land “alongside ditches, gullies and other ephemeral spots” by claiming they’re “part of navigable waterways”

June 15, 2012

“These temporary water sources are often created by rain or snowmelt, and would make it harder for private property owners to build in their own backyards, grow crops, raise livestock and conduct other activities on their own land, lawmakers say.”

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Secretary of State Clinton: The Obama administration is pushing hard for passage of the Treaty of the Sea

June 3, 2012

“Territorial waters are governed by a Treaty of the Sea, to which all of the Arctic nations [Canada, Greenland, Norway, Russia] are a signatory except the United States.”

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein and 6 other Senators propose legislation to set a uniform national standard for the treatment of egg-laying hens

May 30, 2012

“Setting a uniform national standard for the treatment of egg-laying hens would ensure egg producers aren’t blocked from selling across state lines due to differing state standards.”

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President Obama neglected to discuss climate change on Earth Day this year

May 28, 2012

“Four years ago, Obama and his opponent, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), both ran on implementing a cap-and-trade system to reduce carbon emissions. Obama himself still mentions cap-and-trade, but mainly to point to how far the Republicans have moved to the right relative to McCain.”

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Los Angeles approves a ban on plastic grocery bags

May 24, 2012

“The City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months. Council members backed away from a more controversial plan to also ban use of paper grocery bags.”

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Al Gore: Global Warming is real and needs to be addressed now

April 30, 2012

“Former Vice president Al Gore on Friday refuted claims that global warning is a myth, saying that 97 to 98 percent of the worlds’ scientists attest to its veracity.”

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