Brendan DeMelle

Brendan DeMelle is the executive director and managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. He has served as research associate for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, researcher for Laurie David, analyst at Environmental Working Group, and more. Follow his Twitter feed at @bdemelle.

Is Bill Barrett Corp's Major Lobbying Spree Aimed at Ken Salazar?

In the fall of 2008, the outgoing Bush administration gave the oil and gas industry a parting gift that now threatens to destroy the Roan Plateau in Colorado, an area known for its stunning vistas, …

Gassing Up The Lobbying Machine, Naturally

Bill Barrett Corporation deploys lobbyists to protect sweet drilling deal in the Rockies

Drilling companies seeking to exploit unconventional energy resources in the Rocky Mountain wilderness and elsewhere are running into all kinds of obstacles these days, thanks to lawsuits, regulations, and pesky citizens who would rather ensure …

Indiana Jonesin' for Clean Energy Jobs

New ‘Repower America’ ads target conservative Dem Senators on clean energy jobs

Repower America, a project of Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, unveiled a new ad campaign targeting senators in key states to win support for clean energy legislation to create green jobs.  The ads feature …

The Young and the Restless

Youth leaders make an impact in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — Students, youth environmental advocates and other “YOUNGO” interests are busy here this week, pressing world leaders and delegates to reach a real deal to protect their future against climate change. “YOUNGO” activists in …

Can I get your number?

Cautious optimism for Copenhagen deal as Barcelona climate talks end

Is that the sun we see?The mood was markedly improved on the final day of the Barcelona climate talks, as delegates, observers, and non-governmental organizations all brushed off the pessimism that dominated much of this …

EU ewww

Europe places outcome of Copenhagen squarely on Obama

The chief negotiator for the European Commission announced this afternoon in Barcelona that the failure of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation before December has doomed the chances for success in Copenhagen. A climate protest …

Barcelona Balogna

Why developing countries cannot afford failure in Copenhagen

The African delegation insisted today in Barcelona that its decision to walk out on negotiations Tuesday was necessary in order to jolt the intransigent European Union and other developed nations to move forward with serious …

Por favor, don’t kill us

Africa walks out on climate talks in Barcelona, citing lack of commitment from West

Negotiations among more than 190 countries meeting in Barcelona to address climate change continued today, but only on certain matters, as delegates from 50 African nations collectively shut down the talks about how to extend …

It's getting caliente in here

Negotiators take aim at U.S. on day one of Barcelona climate talks

The final round of negotiations prior to the Copenhagen Climate Summit kicked off Monday in Barcelona, Spain.  Delegates from around the world will meet for the next five days in an attempt to find common …

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