Politics

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 afternoon, when he’s supposed to …

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 greenhouse gas emissions 60 percent …

How green is your candidate? Info on the 2008 presidential contenders

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 told Grist. “One is war, …

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,” McCain told Colorado’s Pueblo Chieftain. …

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 mountain, but activists in the …

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 (R) are duking it out …

California bill aims to curb sprawl

Hopes are high that a bill aimed at curbing California sprawl will pass the state legislature and be signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The bill, SB 375, would channel transportation funding toward projects that encourage smart growth. Each …

John McCain doesn’t know how many houses he owns

GOP presidential candidate John McCain isn’t sure how many houses he owns. “I think — I’ll have my staff get to you,” McCain told Politico yesterday. “It’s condominiums where — I’ll have them get to you.” The correct answer seems …

Group to spend nearly $2 million to promote clean coal at the conventions

While both the Democrats and Republicans are touting their conventions as “greenest ever,” some not-so-green elements are making their way in as well — namely, nearly $2 million of coal advertising in and around each convention, sponsored by the American …