Gaius Publius
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The march of CO2 in parts-per-million. We're at 400. We need 350 for human civilization to survive.

Climate win: Appeals court in Oregon rules state court must decide if atmosphere is a “public trust”

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Oregon court required to rule on whether allowing climate change violates the “public trust doctrine.”
The Littles and the Bigs. Only one of these groups is visible to the public.

If there’s a War on Coal, Obama’s helping coal (it’s true)

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Obama has sold leases for 2 billion tons of coal, and is considering selling 10 billion more. Emissions, anyone?
From Fracking Fields, to Transportation, to LNG Processing, and then this. Methane leaks at every step in this process. (Source: ThinkProgress)

Another blow against methane: LNG is worse for climate than coal at real-world leakage rates, says Dept. of Energy

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The DoE gets its methane leak rates from industry. But outside measurement shows methane leaks like a sieve.
Carbon emissions reduction under the REMI sample carbon tax proposal

Carbon tax should replace cap-and-trade — better emissions benefit, better economic benefit

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Carbon taxes work, much better than cap-and-trade, for reducing carbon emissions. Here’s why.
American Natural Gas Alliance wants you to know that methane is "clean" energy

Did the “Clean Natural Gas” (methane) lobby help write EPA “Clean Power Plan”?

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Obama and the EPA “Clean Power Plan” ignores emissions from “America’s Clean Natural Gas.” Do you wonder why?
A coal mine in Wyoming, United States. The United States has the world's largest coal reserves.

Obama plan to reduce emissions allows coal-heavy states to increase emissions

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The more people look at the EPA’s 645-page proposal, the worse it looks. Coal and methane appear to be winners.
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Exxon: “None of our carbon reserves will be stranded.” Translation: All of our reserves will become emissions.

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Exxon thinks all of their carbon reserves will be sold. Obama is selling them more carbon reserves. Do the math.
Wounded soldier with comrades (Image credit: NATO photos)

A sailor says of Bergdahl: “There’s never been a SEAL captured or left behind. No. Exceptions. Ever.”

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One ex-Navy SEAL tells his own left-behind story. His comrades wouldn’t do it. He wouldn’t leave Bergdahl either.
CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants, animated (source)

Obama’s flawed emissions proposal: Cap-and-trade, “offsets” allow plants to pay to pollute

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Where does Obama’s cap-and-trade emissions program fall short? For one, it allows polluters to create new permits.
One reconstruction for post-dinosaur era CO2 using a relatively low value for climate "sensitivity" (source)

Eliminating carbon emissions — EPA can ask, encourage, or force a change. Which do you think will work?

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Will Obama’s EPA put teeth into its coal emissions requirements? We look at what that would require.
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