E.P.A. Clears Way for Regulation of Warming Gases

Today, the EPA declared “carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that threaten public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that for the first time in the United States will regulate the gases blamed for global warming.” This is a huge step forward from the Bush … Continue reading

DoJ Releases Four Secret Bush Memos Justifying Torture

On Thursday, the Department of Justice released “four secret memos used by the Bush administration to justify torture.” The ACLU is calling for the DoJ to “appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate torture under the Bush administration.” The memos describe “brutal interrogation techniques” used by the C.I.A.: In dozens of pages … Continue reading