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US Climate policy: sources of hope? ENVS 100 Thursday, Nov. 18
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US Climate policy: Promising recent developments? Friedman: “green is the new red, white, and blue” The Onion piece State level action CA AB 32 Strategic litigation Massachusetts v. EPA (2007) Connecticut v. American Electric Power Comer v. Murphy Oil California v. General Motors Co.
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Massachusetts v. EPA (2007, US Supreme Court) Section 202 (a) (1) of the Clean Air Act orders the agency to "prescribe . . . standards applicable to the emission of any air pollutant from any class or classes of new motor vehicles or new motor vehicle engines, which in the administrator's judgment cause, or contribute to, air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health or welfare."
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OK, Massachusetts et al. won, so what? EPA did not do much for the remainder of the Bush administration Obama EPA – examined whether GHGs endanger
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course ENVS 100 taught by Professor Zavaleta,e during the Fall '08 term at UCSC.

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