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by William Yeatman on March 17, 2009

Elitist Enviros Hurt Blue-Collar Americans
Joel Kotkin, Forbes, 17 March 2009

The great Central Valley of California has never been an easy place. Dry and almost uninhabitable by nature, the state’s engineering marvels brought water down from the north and the high Sierra, turning semi-desert into some of the richest farmland in the world.

UK, Running out of $, Halts Green Investments
Ashley Seagen, Guardian, 17 March 2009

The government ran into a storm of criticism yesterday after quietly closing its grant program for solar energy last week, which campaigners said made a mockery of its commitment to build a low-carbon economy.

Senate Democrats Revolt against Obama’s Climate Policies
Andrew Taylor, AP, 16 March 2009

Eight Senate Democrats are opposing speedy action on President Barack Obama’s bill to combat global warming, complicating prospects for the legislation and creating problems for their party’s leaders.

White House Open to Drilling in Alaska?
H Josef Herbert, AP, 16 March 2009

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday he would consider tapping oil from Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by drilling outside its boundaries if it can be shown that the refuge’s wildlife and environment will remain undisturbed. But Salazar emphasized that the Obama administration stands firm that the Alaska refuge, known as ANWR, “is a very special place” that must be protected and that he is not yet convinced directional drilling would meet that test.

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