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Daily Green Roundup - May 25, 2012

25 May 2012  |   Melissa Yeo

A watchdog group says Mitt Romney’s term as governor saw a clampdown on the state’s ability to combat environmental crime, a record indicative of Romney’s disregard for environmental protection. [Mother Jones]

Meanwhile, Obama gave a speech in Iowa yesterday that called for the extension of wind energy tax credits and a diverse energy plan, including fuel-efficient cars and solar power.  [Los Angeles Times]

Following recent attacks on wind power, Media Matters released a factsheet dispelling myths about the safety, cost and carbon reduction potential of wind energy. [Media Matters]

A pro-coal group is suspected of paying people on Craigslist to wear “America Counts on Coal” shirts at the EPA’s Chicago hearing yesterday. [Sierra Club]

Global temperatures continue to rise: many states are expected to skip right to mid-summer heat this weekend, and April was the 326th consecutive month the global temperature was above the 20th century average. [Climate Central & Energy Collective]

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