• Interesting article on the Bush admin’s efforts to prevent regulation of CO2 under the EPA.

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    • WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney’s office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA officials maintains.
    • When six pages were cut from testimony on climate change and public health by the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last October, the White House insisted the changes were made because of reservations raised by White House advisers about the accuracy of the science.
    • The letter by Burnett for the first time suggests that Cheney’s office was deeply involved in downplaying the impacts of climate change as related to public health and welfare, Senate investigators believe.
    • The EPA currently is examining whether carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas, poses a danger to public health and welfare. The Supreme Court has said if it does, it must be regulated under the Clean Air Act.
    • The White House deleted six of the original 14 pages of Gerberding’s testimony, including a list of likely public health impacts of global warming.
    • But he said he refused to press CDC on the deletions because he believed the CDC’s draft testimony was “fundamentally accurate.”
  • This is a pretty good facebook marketing page. It’s more of a basecamp for content and user comments and interaction. But what is cool is that they let users connect in the format they are familiar with or already on. no new logins, no proprietary forums templates etc.

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