Among the highlights from the week in wonk was our first "Wonk of the Week" post, featuring an interview with renowned author and activist Bill McKibben. Topics included his new project, the 350 Campaign, as well his thoughts on the ongoing presidential race.
We're still working on the fancy template and title that Hank uses for his awesome "EcoGeek of the Week" interviews, but we hope to make "Wonk of the Week" an ongoing feature as we move forward. In other EnviroWonk news:
- Another week, another depressing story about the influence of big business on EPA business. This time it's Dow Chemical, accused of getting an EPA regional director fired for trying to force the company to clean up in Michigan.
- Samantha Hulkower wrote about how the Army Corps of Engineers may finally be held liable for Katrina flooding.
- British scientist Sir Nicholas Stern, who in 2006 warned of the dire economic impact of global warming, now says he and his team underestimated the risks of climate change.
- What do you get when you combine the inane gas tax holiday proposals with those Nigerian scam e-mail? The best political parody we've read in ages.
- And after all the praise we gave Barack Obama for not taking part in the gas tax pandering, his campaign in Kentucky goes and hands out this unfortunate flyer.
- And again, be sure to check out our interview with Bill McKibben.
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