Politics

Springfield has sprung

Barack Obama and Joe Biden make their first public appearance as ticket mates

“We literally can’t afford four more years of this non-energy policy, relying on hostile foreign countries … literally putting America’s security at risk,” said Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, in his first speaking engagement as Barack …

Biden: his time

Barack Obama selects Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate

Joe Biden. Photo: senate.gov Barack Obama’s running mate will be Joe Biden. Here’s a fact sheet on Biden’s environmental record. Grist interviewed Biden in August 2007, when he was running for president. He said this …

Obama’s energy and climate advisors

Greenwire ($ub. req’d) has published a detailed list of who is advising Obama on energy and environment policies, which I am reprinting below the fold. Obama, an Illinois Democrat, has a notably deep bench of …

Veep fatigue

Pull the trigger, Barack!

Barack Obama could drop his VP announcement at any minute. Which is what we’ve been hearing all week, except now there are fewer minutes between the present and his big shindig in Springfield, Ill., tomorrow …

What is the carbon footprint of McCain's countless homes?

McCain’s carbon dioxide bill is about 10 times the average American’s

I’d estimate it’s about 150 tons of carbon dioxide, some 10 times that of the average American. But someone should ask Senator McCain. After all, he says he wants to require all Americans to cut …

Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney talks to Grist

Cynthia McKinney. Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney sums up her energy policy with a simple, memorable rhyme: “Leave the oil in the soil.” “Right now we’ve got two energy policies in this country,” McKinney …

McCain stirs up tizzy in West with Colorado River comment

John McCain stirred up a tizzy last week with a comment about a Colorado River compact that allocates water among seven Western states. The compact “needs to be renegotiated over time amongst the interested parties,” …

On a wind and a prayer

West Virginian advocates push to build a wind farm on a proposed mountaintop removal site

Coal River Mountain is one of the last mountains in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley that hasn’t been destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining. Massey Energy is planning to mine a 10-square-mile area of the …

'U-Turn Udall' and 'Big Oil Bob'

Senate race in Colorado becomes a battle over energy issues

The energy debate is playing out in down-ticket races across the country, and Colorado’s no exception. In the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard (R), Rep. Mark Udall (D) and former-Rep. Bob Schaffer …

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