Ana Unruh Cohen

Ana Unruh Cohen is the director of environmental policy at the Center for American Progress and a frequent Grist blogger.

Poo power

Is poo power sustainable? Depends on scale.

Nicolette Hahn Niman's op-ed in today's New York Times about the use of manure for electricity reminds me once again that the difference between sustainability and not is often a matter of scale. Niman contrasts …

Iowa blows

Mason City, Iowa allows windmills in residential areas, and other good wind news from the Midwest -- read about it here.

The Supremes come clean

First big Clean Water Act case reaches the newly aligned Supreme Court

The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived. The Roberts Court, with freshly added Justice Alito, will hear two cases this week on the Clean Water Act. The two new justices will have their …

Oil addiction: Symptoms continue in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf oil production remains hobbled

Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico didn't get much attention during the 2005 hurricane season. Thankfully none were so catastrophic as to overtake any of the catastrophes unfolding on land during Katrina and Rita. …

Kicking the habit

Just released: The Center for American Progress' attempt to hold President Bush accountable for his "America is addicted to oil" line. And for those of you thinking about rewriting Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" lyrics, …

Actually call your Senators on drilling in the Arctic

The only thing I have to add to Dave's great post is that you really should call your senator. That will have the biggest impact between now and Wednesday. You can find your senators' numbers …

Peak Oil hits the hill

Peak Oil will get its first-ever Congressional hearing tomorrow in the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. It kicks off at 9:30 am EST and you can …

Opposing oil = Ecoterrorism?

FBI looks askance at those who oppose fossil fuels

Newsweek has a short article on Josh Connole, a southern Californian, who was wrongfully arrested by the FBI in connection with the torching of a SUV dealership in 2003. One piece of FBI detective work …

$10 Billion and nowhere to spend it

Help the oil companies spend their lucre, won’t you?

At a press conference this afternoon, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton came up with another creative reason to open the Arctic Refuge to drilling: The oil companies need some place to invest their record …