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The New York Times sells its integrity to ExxonMobil

Please email the NYT at nytnews@nytimes.com about this egregious ad and/or email its public editor at public@nytimes.com to explain you are “concerned about the paper’s journalistic integrity.” Click image for full pic of the NYT’s June 16, 2009 front page. …

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Excellent National Wildlife Federation summary and “Toolbox Assessment” of Waxman-Markey

The National Wildlife Federation has done an in-depth assessment, Climate Action Toolbox, of Waxman-Markey’s American Clean Energy and Security Act. Unlike other summaries, this analysis breaks ACES down from the perspective of the key federal policy elements needed to solve …

Climate & Energy

Dems ‘very close’ to a climate deal, White House to intensify push for bill, floor vote

We are coming into the home stretch on the climate bill, and the key players are (finally) starting to step up their efforts. Politico reports: The Obama administration will make an intense push to pass climate and energy legislation next …

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The Radioactivity of the Breakthrough Institute: lies, misstatements, and critically flawed analyses

Once again, The Breakthrough Institute (TBI) and its founders Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus are lying about President Obama and publishing very bad analyses designed to push their anti-climate-action, anti-environmental agenda.  Their statements and analyses should be seen as a …

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NOAA: Fourth warmest May on record; model predicts a long and strong El Niño

Fast on the heels of the fifth warmest April on record, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center reports: Based on preliminary data, the globally averaged combined land and sea surface temperature was the fourth warmest on record for May, the fifth …

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Phony coal map distorts clean energy bill costs

You have to hand it to the coal industry.  They are not content to just spend millions of dollars on “wild and crazy” advertising claims about “clean coal.” Now, they are bringing those same mad skills of deception to mapmaking.  …

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Contesting on occupied terrain

“I am open and I am willingFor to be hopeless would seem so strangeIt dishonors those who go before usSo lift me up to the light of change.” “I Am Willing,” by Holly Near There is much evidence to indicate …

Business & Technology

Worried about international competition? Another look at the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade proposal

The potential impacts of proposed U.S. climate policies on the competitiveness of U.S. industries is a major political issue, and it was one of the key issues in the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives in the …

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Congress gives green light to “cash for clunkers” bill; Obama to sign

The “cash for clunkers” bill is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk, and he’s expected to sign it enthusiastically. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden personally lobbied senators to support the bill, helping stave off a Republican-led effort to …