I did post a while ago about some of the research behind climate change being massaged and/or covered up. With a new Congress there is renewed interest in what the current administration has done about climate change. The Chicago Tribune has a good article covering the story.
Unfortunately, politics will always trump good policy. I know I have said this before but I will repeat myself. You don't have to believe in the science to do something about pollution and to use new technology for improving efficiency.