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The 51 Percent Solution -- An ENN Commentary
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Carl Pope, Sierra Club

For the past four years, the Sierra Club focused on stopping the Bush administration's destructive environmental policies. We fought as we have never fought before, pouring heart and soul and every resource at our disposal into that endeavor. We fought in Washington and in communities across the country, and we won thousands of new supporters, but a nation at war and deeply divided on social issues was distracted and ultimately unwilling to change course. We did our best, but our best wasn't enough.

Bush Urges Congress to Pass Energy Bill
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Caren Bohan and Tom Doggett, Reuters

President Bush urged Congress Wednesday to pass legislation that would boost U.S. energy production and keep the country's economy growing and less reliant on foreign energy imports.

The 51 Percent Solution
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Carl Pope, Sierra Club

(By Carl Pope) For the past four years, the Sierra Club focused on stopping the Bush administration's destructive environmental policies...

Environmental Group Says Oil and Gas Wells in Western States not Being Inspected Enough
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - SUE MAJOR HOLMES, Associated Press Writer

An environmental group says oil and gas wells in five western states aren't being inspected often enough, and the inspections that are done are more likely for production than ecological concerns.

Trees Could Grow Cash for DuPage
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - John Biemer, Chicago Tribune

Budget constraints over the last few years might have inspired a few government officials to dream of ways to grow money on trees. But now a leading conservation group is pushing an innovative way to raise money by growing trees -- and DuPage County is taking it seriously.

Free Bags May Get the Sack
February 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Kerry Cavanaugh, Daily News, Los Angeles

Paper or plastic? It might not matter soon.

California, Environmental Groups Sue to Block Sierra National Forest Plan
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press

California's attorney general joined environmental groups Tuesday in suing the federal government to block its plan to manage 11.5 million acres of Sierra National Forest, which calls for increased logging.

Lawmakers in Six Midwestern States Announce Regional Environmental Effort
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Mike Glover, Associated Press

Legislators from six Midwestern states Tuesday announced a regional effort to enact tougher laws protecting children from environmental dangers.

Tiny Pest Decimating Honeybee Colonies
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A tiny pest is decimating honeybee colonies across the country, worrying beekeepers and farmers who depend on the insects to pollinate their crops.

Scientists Say Global Warming Hurts Africa
February 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Rising global temperatures will hit Africa's poor the hardest, reducing their ability to deal with disease, feed themselves and earn a living, a scientist told an international conference on climate change Wednesday.

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