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Entries from August 2009

AIR OF DECEIT Anne Sholtz & “Operation Bald-Headed Eagle:” a cap-and-trade tale unlike any other

August 21st, 2009 · No Comments

WAS CONVICTED SMOG-CREDIT SWINDLER ANNE SHOLTZ PART OF SHADY INTERNATIONAL ‘MONEY REPATRIATION’ SCHEMES? August 20, 2009 By Chip Jacobs for the Pasadena Weekly The demise of Anne Sholtz’s once-grand life is evident in the smaller things. It’s there in the GPS-tracking bracelet — standard issue for felons in home detention — that looped around her […]

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Tags: environment · global warming · Smogtown · Smogtown book

More environmental pot-luck for you while we fine-tune some things

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Can the GM Volt really get 230 MPG? Story If you’re skeptical about that, how do you feel about carbon sequestration. Count us as skeptics here, until that “ah-ha” moment of truth in science and consensus in D.C. Link. The public’s de-prioritizing environmental cleanup during hard economic times is both common sense and old hat […]

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Tags: environment · global warming · Smogtown · Smogtown book

Melting glaciers, new EPA smog rules, clean(er) energy, Central American pesticides, and another eco-golden oldie, chromium/TCE pollution

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

People, we have lots of ground to cover. Let’s get started. From the Los Angeles Times story “In an effort to clean the air along the nation’s choked highways, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a major regulation to control nitrogen dioxide, a key factor in respiratory illness …” Consistent with other GW news […]

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In preparation for coming stories, may I present a cap-and-trade morality story: Anne Sholtz, RECLAIM, the free market, and good ol’ L.A. smog

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Here’s a teaser opening from the Pasadena Weekly story about congressional interest in this case. “A former Pasadena businesswoman convicted of engineering a fraudulent cap-and-trade pollution credit deal involving millions of dollars and one of the world’s biggest oil companies is at the heart of a congressional inquiry into the government’s latest response to global […]

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Tags: environment · global warming · Smogtown · Smogtown book