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Green News Roundup: Week of May 31, 2013

31 May 2013  |   Amanda Giddon

Tags: General Environment

EPA extends public comment period on the “biggest environmental decision…you’ve never heard of.”  [Washington Post]

President Barack Obama toured the Jersey Shore with Governor Chrisite and spoke to communities that were struck by Hurricane Sandy. But he did not mention climate change at all in his remarks. []

However, after LCV and other environmental groups called him out for not connecting the dots between storms like Hurricane Sandy and climate change, the next day President Obama took a stand and said that he does not “have much patience for people who deny climate change, but if you've got creative approaches, market-based approaches, tell me about them.” [The Hill]

TransCanada Corp. has hired several big-name lobbyists to try and pressure the executive branch into backing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. [Houston Business Journal]

On the other hand, British Columbia officially opposed the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline because of the potential environmental consequences associated with the project. [CBC News]

(The photograph was taken by Maryland GovPics.)

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