3:35pm ET - Since the 2008 election
and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party, the GOP has moved farther and farther
to the right on energy and environmental issues. Politicians who once accepted
climate science have caved to pressure from industry and decided that they
actually don’t anymore, and Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding
for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate
change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Joining us today to discuss what Environmental
groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship have to do in order to find any Republicans to support is Ben Adler, who covers environmental policy and politics for Grist. You can also follow Ben on twitter.
4:35pm ET - Two years ago this week, Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast for weeks, and some are still recovering. In the wake of the disaster, Americans donated $312 million to support Red Cross relief efforts. Everyone from your neighbor to Lady Gaga gave money trusting that the 26,000 member organization would deliver vital services and supplies to those affected. But, a new report from ProPublica and NPR finds evidence of mismanagement from the top level down. The report details photo ops that tied up emergency resources, flashlights that lacked batteries, food that was never distributed, and other failures. ProPublica senior reporter Jesse Eisinger co-wrote the story with Justin Elliott and NPR’s Laura Sullivan. He joins us today to talk about the Red Cross’ secret disaster. You can also follow Jesse on twitter.
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