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Environmental Protection Agency Affirms Greenhouse Gas Emissions Endangerment Finding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on July 29 denied 10 petitions challenging its Dec. 7 determination that greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to public health and must be regulated under the Clean Air Act. The finding allows the federal government to regulate...

Occupancy by humans of the Americas is pushed back further

Prior posts have noted the slowly mounting evidence that the "Clovis first" hypothesis is flawed (that is, that people with a uniquely sophisticated fluted blade were the first human occupants of North America and came to North America between 13,100 and 12,800 years ago). A number of sites...

Comment: Fracing the Environment?: An Examination of the Effects and Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing

By Brian J. Smith, J.D., Texas Wesleyan School of Law I. Introduction "Fracing is now essential to economic production of oil and gas and commonly used throughout Texas, the United States, and the world," and as worldwide demand for fossil fuel rises, it will become an increasingly...