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Climate Change Action in a Sea of Amendments

Boxer’s amendment would have required a full and balanced assessment of the impact of climate change legislation on agriculture, forestry and fishing, including both the cost of the adjustments provoked by the legislation, and the costs associated with rapid climate change itself that could be avoided through the implementation of climate change legislation.

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Climate Politics Converge In California

The Nunes Amendment would have taken the Marine Fisheries opinion, which was crafted through long deliberation including two scientific peer review boards, and replaced it with a move founded completely upon political considerations. That’s an approach that agriculture in California has taken for a long time, ignoring scientific warnings about the unsustainable nature of crop irrigation there, for the sake of short-term, local benefit for a small number of influential constituents

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It's Fish Vs. Wine, Not Fish Vs. People

The message underlying the opinion from the National Marine Fisheries Service is that California’s agricultural boom has come at the expense of the state’s natural resources and the people who depend economically upon them.

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West Virginia Bhopal?

The ingredients of the Bhopal disaster are present not just at one chemical facility in West Virginia, but in the industrial agricultural system all across the USA.

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Stinky Pork Spending That's Worth It

If Tom Coburn doesn’t know about the problems caused by the immense expansion and concentration of swine in the American Midwest over the last generation, then he has been working in Washington D.C. for too long.

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Find Local Food

Local Harvest is a site that allows people to search for markets that emphasize local food, and for farmers and food artisans who sell directly to people who intend to eat their food.

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