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March 19, 2012 Carbon price plunge could hinder emissions cutsSource: The Australian
A carbon price as low as $5 by 2020 could undermine the ability of Australia's carbon package to force cuts to emissions.
March 19, 2012 Feds to halt Texas Women's Health Program fundingSource: BusinessWeek
The federal government on Thursday began making good on its promise to cut off all funding for the Texas Medicaid Women's Health Program amid an escalating fight over the state's ban on funding for clinics affiliated with...
The Treasury Department may announce on Monday that taxpayers have made a $25 billion profit on mortgage bonds purchased at the height of the meltdown, the Wall Street Journal reported. Treasury had spent about $225 billion on...
March 19, 2012 Romney calls for firing top energy officialsSource: CNN
Washington -- Mitt Romney called Sunday for three of President Barack Obama's top energy or environment officials to resign or be fired for contributing to rising gas prices through what the Republican presidential hopeful...
March 19, 2012 Ethics report ranks Ga. lastSource: AJC.com
A new report measuring states on the strength of their laws on public corruption and government openness ranks Georgia last in the nation, a grade state officials dismissed as a biased hit job. The report, released today, scored...
March 19, 2012 Obama to Congress: Kill Oil Industry's Tax BreaksSource: SF Chronicle
Pump prices on his mind, President Barack Obama says Congress should kill tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and help develop alternative sources of energy.
March 16, 2012 Healthcare reform, numbers and Beltway politicsSource: Modern Healthcare
This week's updated congressional projections on the 2010 federal healthcare law appear to have reignited the debate over the number of people who will lose their employer-provided coverage because of the law. The nonpartisan...
March 16, 2012 EPA: Water quality OK in Pa. gas drilling townSource: Seattle PI
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Federal environmental regulators said Thursday that well water testing at 11 homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where a gas driller was accused of polluting the aquifer failed to show elevated...
March 16, 2012 How Rio+20 can herald a constitutional momentSource: Guardian.co.uk
Governments have a historic opportunity this June to create the institutions needed to fulfill the promise made at the 1992 Earth Summit. The Rio+20 UN conference on sustainable development should mark nothing less than a...
March 16, 2012 Occupy Wall Street Cost NYPD $17 Million in OvertimeSource: DNA Info.com
CITY HALL —The city has spent a whopping $17 million in overtime policing Occupy Wall Street, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday. Testifying in front of the City Council during its annual budget hearing, Kelly said...
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