Following 40 years of sustained fighting on behalf of human health, the environment, and a livable climate, Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced on Thursday that he would retire from Congress after this year. Who will fill his shoes is as yet unknown.
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The Center for the New Energy Economy recommends that the executive branch should support "best of the above" energy sources, using an analysis that includes "counting the full costs of various energy choices, including pollution and health care costs that have been 'externalized' in the past."