Politics

Climate & Energy

The latest in a string of endorsements for Obama from red-state Dems

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), notorious champion of Big Coal, has endorsed Barack Obama. Some greens are no doubt going to use this as evidence that Obama is too close to coal. I share the concern, but I don’t think it’s …

Food

Livestock registration, pitched by feds as voluntary, is creeping toward mandatory

You have read, in this space among many others, of the sinister nature of genetic modification and the patenting of seeds. I have ranted endlessly about the dangers of the food system being in the hands of just a few …

Politics

At Dem debate, candidates agree on green jobs, fight over everything else

Photo: AP/Mary Ann Chastain At the acrimonious Democratic presidential debate on Monday night, the three leading candidates bickered over a whole range of issues, but they all agreed on one thing: the need to invest in creating green-collar jobs. The …

Politics

Barack Obama at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 20 Jan. 2008

Full transcript under the fold: —– Barack Obama at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 20 Jan. 2008 The Scripture tells us that when Joshua and the Israelites arrived at the gates of Jericho, they could not enter. The walls of the city …

Politics

‘Green empire’ like ‘military intelligence’

Sustainability is not compatible with empire.

Food

Direct and value-added marketing in the farm bill

This is the last installment of a five-part series of farm bill fact sheets from the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. For additional information about the status of sustainable agriculture priorities in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill, please …

Politics

Clinton and Romney win in Nevada; McCain wins in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama to win the Democratic caucuses in Nevada on Saturday, getting 51 percent of the vote compared to Obama’s 45 (and John Edwards‘ dismal 4). The economy was the top concern among Nevada voters surveyed, but …

Politics

Your weekend in caucuses

CNN is calling Nevada for Clinton and Romney. South Carolina is still going, but early reports tell of a Huckabee surge. UPDATE: NYT sez of Nevada: Clinton 51, Obama 45, Edwards 4 (ouch); Romney 53, Paul 13, McCain 13, Thompson …

Climate & Energy

Coal front group pouring millions into targeted disinformation campaign

Speaking of reasons climate legislation is going to be impossible this year: It’s good to see the Washington Post pick up on the coal industry’s massive lobbying effort. The focus is Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC), which we’ve discussed …