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USDA New School Lunch Standards Announced By First Lady Michelle Obama & Rachael Ray & Vilsack

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The USDA new school lunch standards were announced yesterday by First Lady Michelle Obama, celebrity chef Rachael Ray, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Parklawn elementary school in Alexandra, VA, thus making the days of square pizzas and beef burritos in school cafeterias numbered. First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced …

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Obama Energy and the Environment Copenhagen Promises Hard to Fulfill

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With the recent election results, the Obama energy and environment agenda will meet hard opposition from the newly elected Republicans, making the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit promises much harder to fulfill, much less make any progress at this years Cancun Climate Change Summit. During the last two years the US coal industry, which is big …

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Keystone XL Pipeline Deal Rejected By President Obama

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Deal was denied by President Obama, who, acting on a recommendation from the State Department on Wednesday, denied the permit for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal, which would have linked a vast oil deposit in Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. In defense of his actions of …

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EPA Landmark Greenhouse Gas Regulations Sets Stage For Political Fight Between Republicans and White House

In a landmark announcement today, the Obama Administration announced that it will use the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power to set limits on carbon dioxide emissions from factories, power plants and refineries, a decision which likely sets the stage for another partisan battle upcoming when Republicans take control of the House of Representatives next month. …

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State of the Union Address 2012: Obama Emphasizes Clean Energy and Environmental Policies

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In his State of the Union Address 2012, President Barack Obama emphasized clean energy and environmental policies as he clearly laid out his energy agenda in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, promising “responsible development” of domestic oil and natural gas even as he pledged to invest in renewable energy. “We don’t have to …

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