The construction of a coal-fired power plant in Georgia was halted Monday when a judge ruled that the plant's builders must first obtain a permit from state regulators that limits the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.Of course, the company trying to build the plant is going to appeal, and who knows if the next judge will be sympathetic to the argument of the litigants. But it's a start. If Republicans in congress are going to filibuster any possible attempt at climate legislation, then we can at least start with local politics and in the courts.
Oh, in other climate news, The New York Review of Books failed to publish any critical letters on Freeman Dyson's climate article, although they did publish one that heaped praise on it, then asked about the half life of carbon. Way to face the controversy, NYRB.