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BP’s donations to Congress are more worrying than its donations to Obama

The Sunlight Foundation reports on the slick of BP money that’s already spread far and wide through the American political system. The oil and gas giant is a major campaign contributor, giving more than $6 …

Car and away

Does ‘sustainable transportation’ mean better cars or fewer cars?

Ohio State University’s excellent Moving Ahead 2010 conference wrapped up with an impromptu panel on the oil spill and oil addiction. (White House energy adviser Carol Browner was supposed to do the final keynote, but …

SPILL BABY SPILL

Colbert and Letterman mock BP for wrecking the Gulf

Personally, I think it’s a time to be sober and try to comfort our beleaguered oil companies. But here are two other approaches. Stephen Colbert’s oil cleanup plan goes awry:   And Letterman provides the …

I have a green job

A new café owner forages and finds a fresh take on sustainability

From activists to politicians, everybody loves to talk about the promise of green jobs. But in reality, who the heck actually has a green job, and how do you get one? In our new column, …

beyond awful

Jon Stewart slams BP, oil-defending politicians, more usual suspects

Our customer research department tell us that some of you enjoy humorous video, watchdog journalism, holding politicians accountable, and biting media criticism. If that’s the case, we think you should know about this guy Jon …

The Cost of the Oil Spill

A teachable moment

The Cape Wind project just approved for the waters offshore of Massachusetts will pump $1 billion into the local economy and create clean, reliable wind energy for decades. The BP oil rig in the waters …

Cough, baby, cough

Burning oil sends heavy vapor toward Gulf residents

The EPA is warning that Gulf Coast residents are at risk of headaches, nausea, and other ill health effects; the culprit is air pollution from the oil burns that response teams are conducting to try …

don't waste this crisis

Wake up, Obama. The Gulf spill is our big chance

President Barack Obama so far has said nothing about the screamingly obvious connection between the spoils of fossil-fuel dependency and the vision of a clean-energy economy that he’s been sporadically promoting. Instead he had this …

gushing to the top

Oil rig disaster could soon be worse than Exxon Valdez

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Cross-posted from Wonk Room. The catastrophic gusher of oil unleashed by the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig last week is on track to quickly exceed the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, …

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