TOP STORIES 11.16.12

OPINION

NYT Ed – Criminality in the Gulf Spill 

LAT Oped – Seth Andre Myers – On thin ice in the Arctic

NY Daily News Oped Gov. Cuomo – We will lead on climate change

Bloomberg Analysis – Eric Roston – Blame Wimpy for Slow U.S. Response to Climate Change

SF Chron  Oped – Vien Truong & Bruce Mirken – Cap-and-trade funds to struggling communities 

SJ Merc Martin Snapp Column – Mr. President, address global warming now

U.S. NEWS

NYT – In BP Indictments, U.S. Shifts to Hold Individuals Accountable 

Guardian – BP to pay $4.5bn penalty over Deepwater Horizon disaster

Wapo – BP settles criminal charges for $4 billion in spill; supervisors indicted on manslaughter

State Journal – Obama spokesman: “We would never propose a carbon tax”

State Journal – Study: Regulations – not gas, economy driving emissions reduction

Clean Technica – Carbon Tax Option Now Back In The Limelight As Fiscal Cliff Nears 

Guardian – How cheap energy from shale will reshape America’s role in the world 

AP – Drought Forces Midwest Firm to Ponder Drier Future

INT’L NEWS 

AP – EU climate head wants Obama to pull his weight in global warming talks 

Guardian – Shale offers freedom and security – but it could be a trap

Guardian – Doha conference: carbon cuts talks must wait, says key negotiator 

Guardian – John Hayes must resign for the sake of all our futures

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