Today on Earthbeat, host Daphne Wysham discusses the threat to EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the latest climate legislation passed in the House with the Sierra Club’s senior counsel for climate change – David Bookbinder, and Matt Pawa, the legal director of the Global Warming Legal Action Project which is run by the Civil Society Institute. Matt suggests The Clean for more information about the House version of the bill. An editorial on the EPA’s authority by Daphne Wysham can be found on Alternet.
We discuss the need to move beyond just ‘green jobs’ with Joe Uehlein, the founder of the Labor Network for Sustainability and the former AFL- CIO representative to the UN Commission on Global Warming and Sean Sweeney, the director of Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute.
Is President Obama is putting our taxpayer money where his mouth is when it comes to the country’s climate security? We speak to the author of the new report ‘Military versus Climate Security’ with its author Miriam Pemberton of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Music for this edition of Earthbeat comes from The Devil Makes Three.
Our theme music is Baladi by Tony Anka, Bellydance Superstars vol. 2.
Image used courtesy of J. Reed via Flickr, licensed by Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.
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