Fossil Fuels

Fossil Fuels

Etch A Sketchy: Romney used to favor high gas prices

In 2006, Romney supported high gas prices as a way to discourage consumption. He's since hit the reset button on that talking point, too.

Election 2012

Obama likes Keystone XL now

Well, that was nice while it lasted. But despite the fact that domestic oil production doesn’t do a dicky bird to bring down gas prices, President Obama is now paying election-year lip service to the idea of, and I quote, “drilling all over the place.” And even more depressingly, he’s now saying that the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he’d previously opposed, should be “a priority.”

Media

Media produces, laments public ignorance on gas prices

The president can't control gas prices, as virtually all energy analysts will tell you. But thanks to piss-poor media coverage, the public still doesn't understand.

Energy Policy

Obama debuts new energy theme: Past vs. future

While his opponents demagogue gas prices, President Obama is pushing a new theme: America needs to leave the past behind and embrace our energy future.

Energy Policy

Meet the worst Senate amendment that ever lived

A new amendment to the Senate transportation bill greenlights the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, among other Big Oil monstrosities.

Election 2012

Top 10 prices we want Newt to lower with his magic wand

Newt Gingrich promises he'll lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon. As he's in possession of a magic wand that can override global market forces, there are a few other items we'd like to see priced lower.

Business & Technology

Batteries could make power grid unnecessary in some countries

Aquion specializes in making large batteries, cheaply. They don’t look like much -- they live in a former TV factory outside Pittsburgh, and you'll probably never buy any of their products.

Election 2012

Obama calls to end subsidies for oil and gas

At a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., the president called on Americans to demand a vote to end $4 billion in oil subsidies in the next few weeks.

Climate Policy

Mean right hook: Conservative judge deals blow to polluters in climate trial

In a challenge to EPA findings that greenhouse gases threaten public health, even a Reagan-appointed judge isn't buying industry arguments that climate science is a hoax.

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