Miles Grant

Miles Grant blogs for the National Wildlife Federation

  • Senate GOP: Nuke, baby, nuke!

    Republicans in the Senate claim to have an “alternative” to the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act. (OK, so it was just Sen. Lamar Alexander, but we’ll accept his claim that he has some so-far-anonymous colleagues behind him). But …

  • Do as Heartland says, not as it does

    If you’re a green blogger who wants to cover a Heartland Institute event, you better pony up hundreds of dollars in entrance fees or you’re not allowed inside. But if you’re a Congressman holding a hearing on global warming and …

  • Heartland Institute terrified of Grist

    Can I cover Heartland Institute events as media? It depends on who’s watching when I ask the question. Back in March 2008, the Heartland Institute held its “First International Conference on Climate Change” in New York City. Heartland is one …

  • Republican counter-strategy on climate: Revenge!

    How much smaller can the climate denial tent get? We’re about to find out. With companies as diverse as Nike, Johnson & Johnson and Ford Motor Company having joined the call for comprehensive clean energy & climate legislation, the Republican …

  • Chamber vs. Chamber

    It’s hard to listen to someone complain about getting dumped. “Why won’t she come back? Doesn’t she know I can change? Just give me one more chance!” Lots of difficult questions with painful answers you’d really rather not get into. …

  • Six degrees of ExxonMobil

    Revealing skeptics as sock puppets in a few quick clicks

    Want to play a fun Friday game? It’s called Six Degrees of ExxonMobil. The object: To see how quickly you can get from a denier to ExxonMobil’s coffers. All you need to start is an opinion piece by a global …

  • Budget-saving tips awfully similar to planet-preserving prescriptions

    Who are you to deny me my two-car garage filled with junk, an elegant dining room I’ll never use, and massive heating/cooling bills? That’s the basic response from critics when greens question McMansions in particular and our consumer culture in …

  • Congress goes back to work on energy

    Before Congress’ recess, a minority of lawmakers continued to block critical measures that could help break America’s addiction to oil, give consumers real energy choices, recharge our economy, and help solve global warming. Legislation to extend production tax credits for …

  • Media focuses on high costs of clean energy, but gives nuclear a free pass

    When the media talks about clean energy, it usually deals with the cost issue with a rational, balanced analysis. Something along the lines of, say, “It’s so expensive!“ Yet somehow, in Keith Johnson’s Environmental Capital blog post today slamming greens …