Jun 6 2014

Janet Redman on EPA Rules, Trevor Timm on James Risen

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cbs-carbonThis week on CounterSpin: The EPA has proposed new rules limiting carbon emissions, and the outcry from industry — lost jobs! higher energy costs! — were completely predictable. But people concerned about climate change aren’t exactly dancing in the aisles either. So are the new rules a bold step toward fighting climate change, or something much less? We’ll hear from Janet Redman of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies.

james-risenAlso this week: New York Times reporter James Risen faces incarceration for citing the reporter’s privilege to protect a source and refusing to testify in a criminal case against an ex-CIA employee. The Supreme Court refused to take his case on June 2 and effectively let stand a lower court ruling finding there is no such thing as a reporter’s privilege. We’ll talk to Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation about the ruling.


-“EPA’s Carbon Rule Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction,” by Janet Redman and Wenonah Hauter (IPS, 6/2/14)
Freedom of the Press Foundation