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The Green Life: Daily Roundup: July 1, 2010

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July 01, 2010

Daily Roundup: July 1, 2010

Bad Benchmark: Today the BP oil disaster became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico, surpassing the 140-million-gallon Ixtoc I spill of 1979. San Francisco Chronicle

Intending to curb carbon emissions from air travel, the British government has refused to allow the expansion of several London airports. New York Times

Water Woes: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to pull an $11-billion water measure from the November ballot to transfer focus instead to his state’s budget crisis. Los Angeles Times

Matching Funds: In response to Indonesia’s pledge to cut greenhouse-gas emissions 41 percent by 2020, the Obama administration will provide $136 million to support the archipelago’s environmental and climate-change initiatives. Mongabay

Airtight Maneuver: The EPA disapproved a Texas clean-air permit system, citing a loophole in the proposal that allowed companies to avoid complying with federal clean-air regulations. ENN and EPA

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