Politics

Politics

Just ’cause

According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office ($ub. req’d), the Dept. of Defense has not yet made a good case for why it should be exempt from a suite of federal environmental …

Politics

It’s hard out here for a pimp

Considering the breaking news about Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s x-rated hobby, this vintage Grist List blurb about MC Spitz (and accompanying image, complete with pimp cup!) takes on a whole new meaning … Illy Eliot… Stop …

Politics

Inquiry made into delayed polar bear decision, green groups sue

Let’s check in on the latest polar bear shenanigans, shall we? Two months after deadline, the Interior Department still has made no decision on whether Ursus maritimus should be listed as a threatened species. Spurred …

Climate & Energy

Johnson made a decision that should have belonged to Congress

Last week, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson published the official explanation of his decision to deny a waiver of preemption for California's program to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from vehicles. Robert Sussman, senior fellow at the Center …

Politics

Obama wins Wyoming

Today Obama won the Wyoming Democratic caucus. He’s the proud choice of Wyoming’s 17 Democrats!

Politics

Bush raises taxes on hikers and campers, mysteriously leaving logging companies alone

Bush won't slash subsidies for raise taxes on oil companies, but he's happy to raise taxes on hikers and campers. But I'm sure Grover Norquist will hold him accountable for this apostasy. Reeling from the …

Cities

San Francisco gets even greener

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom got jiggy with eco-measures this week. He signed into a law a requirement that the city’s taxi fleet be converted to low-emission vehicles by 2011; ordered all city departments to …

Politics

The Onion with another masterful satire

Oh, Onion. You make me laugh and want to cry: In The Know: How Can We Make The War In Iraq More Eco-Friendly?

Cities

Small-scale bike-share program to come to Capitol Hill

Thirty bicycles will be made available to government employees on Capitol Hill under a pilot bike-share program announced by U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) at a National Bike Summit Thursday. “You have such a huge …