Politics

All of the above minus one

This is poison: If everyone agrees that we should do everything, why is it that we’re spending so much time talking about drilling, and less time on other measures like conservation and alternatives? [Taylor Griffin, …

McCain economics

Here’s Obama’s new ad hitting McCain: I’m not entirely sure I get the Iraq bit. Is the Obama campaign now trying to cast Iraq as some sort of pampered welfare recipient? I know it now …

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Bush administration hustles through ESA rule change with minimal feedback; Obama opposes

So, remember that proposed rule change for the Endangered Species Act, the one that would effectively gut it? A few interesting details. Normally, the Fish and Wildlife Service has a 90-day comment period for a …

Democratic party platform outlines green goals

The Democratic Party released its national platform Thursday ahead of its upcoming convention in Denver. While the health-care section is Hillary-esque, most sections, including those environment- and energy-related, echo the calls that Barack Obama has …

Together, we can empower our worst enemies

The two faces of Newt Gingrich

Here’s Newt Gingrich cuddling up with Nancy Pelosi, basking in the reflected glow of her credibility on climate change: Here’s Gingrich on C-SPAN, attacking the “Al-Gore-Hard-Left-Pelosi-Reid” Democrats for failing to vote on Republicans’ drilling-only bill:

Coal-to-liquified

Air Force may abandon coal-to-liquids fuels program

Sure coal-to-liquid is a dead end — but dead ends never stopped the Pentagon before. Heck we now spend nearly $10 billion a year pursuing Star Wars weapons! But here comes the (potentially) amazing news …

Republican rules

The media will not tell the public the real story on the energy clash in Congress

I’m not sure what’s more astonishing, the current political drama around energy or the utter and complete failure of the media to portray it accurately. Let’s recall what’s happened over this past session. Congress had …

Follow the coal money

Boucher and Dingell biggest players in climate policy, biggest recipients of coal money

Drop what you’re doing and get thee to Follow the Coal Money, a new project from Appalachian Voices and Oil Change International. Modeled on Follow the Oil Money, it allows you to determine exactly how …

You get the tax code you pay for

Two-thirds of corporations operating in the U.S. pay no income tax

Here’s a little something to keep in mind the next time corporations profess horror at the very idea of a carbon tax: Two-thirds of U.S. corporations paid no federal income taxes between 1998 and 2005, …