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Business & Technology

New tool tracks financial ties between politicians and oil companies

Check out Follow the Oil Money, a tool from the Center for Responsive Politics Oil Change International. You can find out exactly how much oil money any politician is getting (by zip code). You can also see cool charts showing …

Politics

Dipdive

This has been making the rounds. Pretty damn effective, I’d say:

Politics

The state of play on green incentives in the stimulus bill

The following is a guest essay from Josh Dorner, deputy press secretary of the Sierra Club. ----- Greens were heartbroken last year when a package of tax incentives for clean energy and renewables fell short in a 59-40 vote during …

Politics

Clean-energy credits likely to be stripped from Senate economic stimulus bill

Renewable-energy incentives and green-job boosts are likely to be stripped out of the current Senate version of the much-hyped economic stimulus bill when it goes before the full chamber next week. But hey, if the Senate gives in to pressure …

Climate & Energy

Tapper: still a hack; Clinton: still smart

Andy Revkin has a Dot Earth post today that reflects on Jake Tapper’s hackery and, in my humble opinion, lets Tapper off way too easily. Look at this: For his part, Mr. Tapper posted a series of updates through Thursday …

Politics

Idiot protest or brilliant parody?

I got a strange PR release today that sent me to this. I’ve read it over pretty closely and I still can’t tell whether it’s intended to be parody. If it is parody, it’s quite clever — really nails the …

Business & Technology

Oil industry barely hangs on, thanks to brave Republican defense of subsidies

You may recall that a couple of months ago, Republicans in the Senate threatened a filibuster to defend about $13 billion in oil company subsidies. In other news, Exxon Mobil just posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company …

Climate & Energy

Green groups sue over delay in polar-bear endangered-species decision

Environmental and native groups have sued — as they are wont to do — in an attempt to force the Interior Department to rethink its decision to sell oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea, which is prime polar …

Climate & Energy

Kansas Republicans against global warming

A prominent Republican Kansas legislator comes out in support of Sebelius and against his ideological brethren on the subject of Kansas coal plants: When every Academy of Science in every developed, industrialized nation agrees, and when the overwhelming number of …