Eco-News Roundup: Tuesday October 27

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News from our other blogs on healthcare, nature, the environment, and energy.

President’s Choice: Obama may or may not have the leverage to push one public option ahead of the pack.

Sneak of the Week: Are Democrats “sneaking” a public option through the Senate?

Big Ag: Kevin Drum has a new piece on the farm lobby and why it’s wrecking the climate.

Happy Caturday: Inkblot and Domino, now cover models.

Penny Saver: EPA finds Kerry-Boxer climate bill would have low cost to households.

Apples v. Oranges: Kerry-Boxer is weaker than Waxman-Markey despite better GHG targets.

Reid’s Option: On what a Harry Reid public option would look like, and if it could fly.

Clean(er) Coal: Government moves ahead with clean coal projects, despite scrutiny.

Climate 101: Kate Sheppard gives the ins-and-outs of Boxer’s climate proposal.

Opting Out: Reid’s public option, opt-out included, moves closer to reality.

 

 

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