STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Climate change? That's so five minutes ago
If you watched the last few presidential elections closely and then went into a cave or a coma for the past few years before emerging to witness the last two presidential debates, you'd probably won... Posted on 10/17/12 at 10:06 AM
For Matt McGovern, his campaign for what he terms “clean energy” goes back to a girl growing up in Woonsocket more than 75 years ago.
That girl appreciated the glory of a South Dakota sky and its pristine environment and passed that along to her children and grandkids, he said. That girl became better known as Eleanor McGovern, the wife of former Sen. George McGovern and Matt McGovern’s grandmother.
WASHINGTON — Mitchell resident Dusty Johnson engaged in a face-to-face intellectual confrontation Wednesday with one of the nation’s leading Democratic senators over the issue of global warming.
Johnson, the chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works about his opposition to legislation seeking a reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions. The Daily Republic watched the Webcast of the hearing.
Dusty Johnson is headed to Washington to rail against climate-change legislation proposed in the Senate.
He expects a hostile audience, but he’s angry enough that it doesn’t seem to matter.
“This won’t be the first time I’ve tilted at windmills,” he said Monday in an interview with The Daily Republic.
PIERRE — Dusty Johnson, chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 28 about the effect proposed federal carbon legislation will have on South Dakotans.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seem to be cooling toward global warming.
Just 57 percent think there is solid evidence the world is getting warmer, down 20 points in just three years, a new poll says. And the share of people who believe pollution caused by humans is causing temperatures to rise has also taken a dip, even as the U.S. and world forums gear up for possible action against climate change.
A research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., is accusing U.S. Sen. John Thune of “crying wolf” about the impact that congressional climate-change legislation could have on farmers and ranchers.
The Environmental Working Group issued a report this morning claiming that climate change will cost farmers far more than pending legislation aimed at curtailing it.
Climate change legislation is moving forward in Congress and South Dakota electric cooperatives are standing up to fight for fairness. With costs already on the rise due to new generating, transmission and distribution facilities being built to meet our ever growing need for electricity the decisions made in the coming weeks will add additional costs to our electric bills and none of us can afford to sit this one out.
WASHINGTON — In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House has narrowly passed sweeping legislation calling for the nation’s first-ever limits on pollution linked to global warming.
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