Environment, science, and health news from around the site:
Mining minister mystery: A senator anonymously blocked Obama’s appointment of Joseph Pizarchik, who has a history of favoring coal industry interests, as head of the Office of Surface Mining.
Chamber plays the blame game: The US Chamber of Commerce says its misleading membership claims were “hardly our fault.”
Where will all the permits go? The Kerry-Boxer climate bill has a big piece missing: It says almost nothing about how pollution permits will be allocated.
Obama’s radioactive regulator: Why did the White House pick a cheerleader for nuclear energy to oversee the industry?
What’s in it for us? Here’s what it’ll take to get the fence-sitters to approve the climate bill.
Hey Prius people! Ditch the Chamber! The liberal activist group MoveOn is pressuring Toyota—maker of the eco-status-symbol Prius—to leave the embattled US Chamber of Commerce.
Your friendly neighborhood climate-bill critics: The Cost of Energy Information Project (CEIP) is a new organization, but a lot of the same old critics of climate-change policy are behind it.