There are several interesting articles on this site related to environmental issues. Planet Gore - National Review Online.
We have lent over 1.5 Billion Dollars to a solar panel manufacturing company, Solyndra, a private company. This is just another bailout, and the DOE, Goldman Sachs, Solyndra and Steven Chu should be investigated.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, “the first mandatory, market-based effort in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states have capped and will reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector 10% by 2018.” This does not seem to be working too well, and the best part is that there is no transparency as to who the investors are that are participating in the trade of carbon credits. Apparently that is none of our business.
The EPA now has it's sights on regulating "farm dust".