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Cities

State govs embrace the range of ‘alternative fuels,’ from nukes to clean coal to biofuels

The National Governors Association has linked up with “a team of Wal-Mart energy experts” to “green the capitols.” That’s fantastic — and I’m sure it will draw well-deserved huzzahs in certain green circles. (It’s touching …

Politics

Ellen DeGeneres endorses Hillary

Clinton, that is. Not Duff.

Politics

Dems touch on green issues at debate in crucial primary state of Ohio

Environmental issues popped up during a discussion of trade policy in last night’s debate between Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Clinton said she would “renegotiate the core labor and environmental standards” of …

Food

After all the fuss, looks like we might get an extension of the 2002 farm bill

Photo: iStockphoto Remember the farm bill — the omnibus federal legislation that generated so much sound and fury last year? Like a downer cow slouching toward its executioner, the farm bill still lives, sort of. …

Climate & Energy

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“So when it came time to vote on Dick Cheney’s energy bill, I voted no, and Senator Obama voted yes.” — Hillary Clinton, Ohio Democratic presidential primary debate

Politics

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"I helped to pass legislation to begin a training program for green collar jobs. I want to see people throughout Ohio being trained to do the work that will put solar panels on roofs, install …

Climate & Energy

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"We’re going to have to invest in infrastructure to make sure that we’re competitive. And I’ve got a plan to do that. We’re going to have to invest in science and technology. We’ve got to …

Politics

Crist

Florida governor Charlie Crist is arguably greener than John McCain, and is often discussed as a possible running mate. Here he is kissing McCain’s ass, conspicuously failing to deny that he’s being considered for the …

Politics

Ban on loaded firearms in national parks may be lifted

Photo: iStockphoto The Interior Department plans to revise regulations banning loaded guns in national parks, and park rangers and green groups are up in arms (figuratively, of course). Current rules, which require guns to be …