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  • Bush at-risk species shift irks Dingell

     
    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) by Frank James There's been no let up in the criticism by environmentalists of the Bush Administration's changes, announced yesterday, to the Endangered Species...
  • Polar bears: Too bad, Sarah

     
    Sarah Palin as governor has campaigned to remove polar bears from the endangered species list -- at least in part because the listing complicates development efforts in some parts of Alaska -- and has sued the Interior Department to......
  • Hurricane Ike: Feds outline preparations

     
    by Frank James The Feds have issued a press release outlining the preparations they've made for Hurricane Ike. The release has some useful information. For instance, there are more than 1,000 high-water vehicles at the ready to conduct search-and-rescue.....
  • Mercedes Diesels Secure Tax Credits

     
    The Internal Revenue Service officially announced the tax credits available for Mercedes-Benz???s upcoming Bluetec diesel vehicles, totaling as much as $1,800. The Qualified Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit will be available to buyers of the ML320, R320...
  • Plug-In Tax Credit Passes House: $5,000 for Chevy Volt

     
    Buried in the bill that???s popularly dubbed the Off-Shore Drilling Bill, or H.R. 6899, is a section that details a tax credit for ???New Qualified Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicles.??? The credit kicks off at $3,000, and for every kilowatt......
  • Kennedy to Obama administration? Definite maybe.

     
    Our Alfonso Castillo filed this report on rumors of a Kennedy in the Obama administration: As published reports surfaced about President-elect Barack Obama possibly tapping Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy for positions in his administration,...
  • Obama stimulus: Jobs, energy, health

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook President-elect Barack Obama is crafting a financial stimulus plan far more ambitious than a quick cash infusion, viewing it as a way to create jobs in a struggling economy and push the nation toward......
  • Auto bailout question looms over DC

     
    by Frank James Will the Detroit Three get the taxpayer-funded bailout they seek or not? That question looms over Washington as the Senate reconvenes today to consider a $15 billion bridge loan to help the industry get through the greatest......
  • Obama, Gore: Greening the White House

     
    by Mark Silva The man who has won the White House will meet today with the man who fell 537 votes of winning the White House, yet a man who shares a Nobel Prize for his work on climate control.......
  • Obama's Energy, EPA picks: Names here

     
    by Jim Tankersley The energy and environmental front is coming into focus in the Obama transition: President-elect Barack Obama will tap: -- Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as his energy secretary. -- Former New Jersey environmental...
  • Obama to inherit 'broken government'

     
    (Photo illustration from the Center for Public Integrity "Broken Government" project.) by Frank James It's bad enough President-elect Barack Obama will assume office amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and two wars. But the non-...
  • Washington Follies: Confirmation Sked

     
    Here's the schedule of confirmation hearings in DC, via The Page: Thursday, Jan. 8 Tom Daschle for Health and Human Services secretary Friday, Jan. 9 Rep. Hilda Solis for Labor Tuesday, Jan. 14 Sen. Hillary Clinton for Secretary of......