AL Officials: Coal Plant Regulation Violates God’s Will

From the same people who brought you “global warming isn’t real because God controls the climate” comes a group of elected officials in Alabama who held a press conference to say that EPA rules regulating pollution from coal plants violate God’s will because he gave coal to the state.
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The Military Thinks Climate Change is Real

It may be an article of faith — literally — for the Christian right that climate change is a gigantic communist hoax, but those Marxists at the Pentagon, who have to have a clear-eyed view of the world, recognize that it’s very real and is going to change the world in important ways. Retired Rear. Admiral David Titley, who is also a PhD meteorologist, had an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last weekend about it.
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Anti-Environmentalist Imagines Hypocrisy

Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation is no stranger to bad arguments. This is a guy who says that if we believe in the reality of global warming or want to use less fossil fuels, we’re “insulting” God. Now he’s imagining hypocrisy in his opponents while ignoring his own:
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Mary Landrieu’s Brave Battle With Reality

Sen. Mary Landrieu is a Democrat but she knows quite well what her base is. You don’t get elected from either party in Louisiana if you piss off the oil and gas interests that control that state, which is why she’s holding a press conference to protest the EPA’s new rules on power plant emissions at one of the nation’s dirtiest coal plants.
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Jindal Protects Oil Companies From Responsibility

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal knows one thing. Okay, he knows two things — how to do exorcisms and how to be a dutiful little lickspittle for his corporate paymasters, the oil and gas companies. He just signed into law a bill to protect them against having to take responsibility for the environmental damage they do.
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Court: BP Has to Pay Federal Fines

Though British Petroleum has put commercials on the air talking about how they’re taking responsibility for the horrific oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, they’ve been fighting in court to get out of the fines for malfeasance that caused the spill. An appeals court has just smacked them down pretty hard.
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Why the GOP is Going Anti-Science

The Republican party has long had a problem with science, from its preference for creationism to its denial of the harms of pollution, but things have gotten far worse as the party has lurched to the right and become, for all practical purposes, the political wing of the oil and gas industry. Jill Lawrence explains why:
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