The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of the Planet

Politics of the Planet

President Obama must deal with fierce lobbying over the future of MPG standards. Naturally, American car companies do not want any standards imposed on them.  Isn’t this one of the things that got them into trouble in the first place; ignoring the trends towards more fuel efficient cars? [latimes.com]

Lawmakers appear ready to end the ethanol subsidy. This long overdue measure will free up $6 billion amid a budget crisis. [npr.org]

South African researches are stunned when a shark jumps into their boat. Even more surprising is when it says “candygram”. [cnn.com]

It appears there will be justice for the environmental activists that were murdered in the Amazon. [bbc.co.uk]

Great news from Portland, more cities now need to follow suit and ban plastic bags. [msnbc.com]

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