EPA Recognizes Land Use/Global Warming Connection

For possibly the first time, the EPA has issued a report the directly links climate change mitigation with local land use strategies, says Patty Salkin.

The EPA's new report is called "An Assessment of Decision-Making Processes: The Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information into Land Protection Planning."

Says Prof. Salkin, "Although this report focuses only on land preservation programs, it may signal the beginning of some thoughtful and needed discussions in (the) area of federalism and climate change."

THE FULL REPORT

Full Story: EPA Publishes Draft Report for External Comment on the Feasibility of Incorporating Climate Change Information Into Land Protect

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The EPA wishes Climategate had never happened. To that end, they are pretending it did not. As you see, several states are already challenging their intention to move forward in spite of evidence. The mandate for the EPA clearly states that they can only move forward with over whelming evidence that comes from “peer reviewed” sources (not exactly those words, but most scholars impute those words to the mandate).

The longer it goes on before the EPA moves, the more likely the courts are going to hold things up as more challenges are raised to the documents the EPA used for its justification of their – snip overly editorializing language.

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