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Green Roundup: July 3, 2012

03 Jul 2012  |   Melissa Yeo

Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at Mitt Romney last week for backing cuts to the production tax credit, the wind industry’s largest source of federal financial support. [ThinkProgress]

Still don’t believe in climate change? Then you’re either deep in denial or delirious from the heat. [Washington Post]

A coal-backed group submitted a petition to the White House last fall opposing coal ash regulation, using hundreds of fake Chinese signatures as part of the 5,400 names. [Environmental Integrity]

Even as 34,500 residents flee from Colorado’s worst wildfire season in history, Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson said the effects of global warming are “manageable,” questioning the accuracy of current climate change models. [Financial Times]

The days of cheap coal are over, says a new Sierra Club report. [Grist]

A Media Matters analysis says the Kardashians get 40 times more news coverage than ocean acidification. [Media Matters]

A Center for American Progress report says that just one percent of the electricity generated from public lands comes from non-hydro renewable sources like wind and solar, while 66 percent of electricity from public lands comes from coal. [TreeHugger]

Extending crucial tax credits and implementing new building efficiency rules could make the difference between U.S. carbon emissions rising and falling in the coming decade, says Energy Information Administration’s new Annual Energy Outlook. [Washington Post]

A new study confirms that improving the miles per gallon of our cars will spur job creation by encouraging the development of new technologies and saving on gasoline. [The Energy Collective]

Rising sea levels mean the Atlantic will swallow much of the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade within a century. [Miami Herald]



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